The Society's inaugural event in October, 2013
The Century Has Passed: Christianity Around the World in 1900
The Nineteenth Society launched its inaugural event in October 2013 with a lecture, "The Century Has Passed: Christianity Around the World in the Year 1900."
The event featured Mark Noll who shared his global perspective on one of the most fascinating, controversial, and significant centuries in history.
For 27 years, Mark Noll served on the faculty at Wheaton College as McManis Professor of Christian Thought. While at Wheaton, he co-founded and directed the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.
In fall of 2006, Noll joined the Department of History at the Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana; he replaced the retiring George Marsden as Notre Dame's Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History.
Noll is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 2006 he received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal at a White House ceremony.
His recent books include The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2009); The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (University of North Carolina Press, 2006); and America's God, from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Oxford University Press, 2002).