The Unintended Reformation"

May 8, 2012
Classics 110
1010 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Mark A. NollUniversity of Notre Dame


Co-sponsored by the Department of History and The Early Modern Workshop

In his latest book, The Unintended Reformation, Brad Gregory identifies the unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation and traces how it has shaped the modern condition. He argues that hyperpluralism, an absence of a shared sense of the common good, and the triumph of consumerism are each the long-term effects of a distinctive religious movement that marked the end of a period of history in which Christianity provided a framework for a shared intellectual, social, and moral life in the West.

Mark A. Noll is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Noll’s research concerns mostly the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada. His recent books include Protestantism–A Very Short Introduction and The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith.