Category Archives: Religious Politics

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

This week’s horrific Easter bombings in Sri Lanka remind us once again of the troubling presence of religious violence in today’s world. Alison McQueen recent book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), grapples with the politics … Continue reading

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Doctoral Travel Fellowship in Reformation History

SOCIETY FOR REFORMATION RESEARCH CHRISMAN TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH 2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS To honor a long-time member and past president of the Society for Reformation Research, the society offers the Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship of $2000 every … Continue reading

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Painting from Louis XIV’s Reign Discovered in Paris

A large seventeenth-century oil painting (measuring 10-by-20-foot) has been discovered behind a wall in a building that is currently being restored for an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. After workers discovered the painting, Oscar de la Renta brought … Continue reading

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The Antichrist and Apocalyptic Thinking Today

Apocalyptic thinking is alive and well in today’s world. The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has ignited controversy by prognosticating that the Antichrist will use the internet to gain control of humanity. The BBC reports on the Patriarch’s apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics, and Violence in Early Modern France at the ASCH 2019

Historians discussed religion, politics, and violence in early modern France at the American Society of Church History (ASCH) conference in Chicago this weekend. The ASCH promotes the academic study of the history of Christianity and is one of the affiliated … Continue reading

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The Eighty Years’ War and the Birth of the Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is inaugurating a major new exhibition on the Dutch Revolt (or the Eighty Years’ War) next week. The curators explain that “This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

I will be offering my course, HIST 414 European Wars of Religion, 1520s-1660s, at Northern Illinois University beginning next Monday. Just in time for the beginning of the semester, today is the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in … Continue reading

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