The Mark A. Noll Annual Lecture in the History of Christianity
In 2010, Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt (degree coordinator of the M.A. History of Christianity program since 2008) launched an annual lecture in History of Christianity at Wheaton College with the support of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department. The purpose of the lecture is to help raise the profile of the field of Christian History and bring attention to Christianity’s past as an invaluable resource for Christians in the present. Since then, the department has welcomed accomplished scholars in the discipline to share their expertise and wisdom in historical research with the campus community and beyond. In 2017, the lecture was named in honor of Dr. Mark Noll and as a way to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Mark A. Noll, Professor of History Emeritus
Dr. Noll served on faculty from 1976 to 2006. He taught jointly in Wheaton’s History Department and the department of Biblical and Theological Studies. For Wheaton’s graduate programs, he offered advanced courses in American church history, the Reformation, and recent world Christianity. He studied at Wheaton College (class of 1968), the University of Iowa, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Vanderbilt University. View his full faculty profile
Todd Johnson's lecture, “Recovering a Global History of Christianity” seeks to reframe the story of Christian history in terms of its ancient global history and by reconceptualizing its current global reality.
Todd Johnson is Associate Professor of Global Christianity and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Johnson is Visiting Researcher at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs leading a research project on international religious demography. He is co-author of The World’s Religions in Figures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), co-editor of the Atlas of Global Christianity (Edinburgh University Press, 2009), and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2001). He is co-editor of the World Christian Database (Brill) and co-editor of the World Religion Database (Brill).
The lecture will be held in the Wilson Suite, BGC 432, and is free and open to the public. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.752.5197