Previous History of Christianity Lectures

Previous History of Christianity Lectures


Christine HelmerChristine Helmer

Northwestern University

Dr. Helmer's lecture, "Why does the Protestant Reformation Matter for Modern Politics? Exploring Luther's Theology Today," explains how the Protestant Reformation can help us understand modern political developments. She points out some of modernity’s ills and shows that a new look at Luther’s theology can help us imagine a modern world that promotes justice.


Dr. Todd JohnsonTodd Johnson

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. Johnson's lecture, “Recovering a Global History of Christianity” reframed the story of Christian history in terms of its ancient global history and by reconceptualizing its current global reality.


Ronald Rittgers

Ronald K. Rittgers 

Valparaiso University 

“Martin Luther and the Reformation of Love: The Heart of the Protestant Revolution.”

Dr. Rittgers' lecture marked the inaugural lecture under the new honorary title, "The Mark A. Noll Annual Lecture in the History of Christianity," and also highlighted the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.


 Dr. Dominic ErdozainDominic Erdozain

King’s College London 

Emory University

"The Great Disturber: Jesus and the Enlightenment"


Doug SweeneyDoug Sweeney

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Recovering the Lost World of Jonathan Edwards Exegesis"


Larry EskridgeLarry Eskridge

Wheaton College

“Jesus Comes to Haight-Ashbury: San Francisco’s Summer of Love and the Psychedelic Street Christians”


R. Ward HolderR. Ward Holder

Saint Anselm College

"John Calvin, Tradition, and the Modern Evangelical Church"


History of Christianity at Wheaton CollegeTony Lane

London School of Theology

“Justification by Works in Reformation Theology”


History of Christianity at Wheaton CollegeBruce Gordon

Yale University

“Scripture and Church: Calvin, Servetus, and Castellio” 


History of Christianity at Wheaton CollegeHans Hillerbrand

Duke University

‘The Gospel has Nothing to do with Politics:’ Martin Luther and the Social Order”