About Crawford Gribben

Crawford Gribben is a professor of history at Queen’s University Belfast.

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History November 23, 2020

George III

Madness and Majesty

King of Britain for sixty years and the last king of what would become the United States, George III inspired both hatred and loyalty and is now best known for two reasons: as a villainous tyrant for America's Founding Fathers, and for his madness, both of which have been portrayed on stage and screen.In George III: Madness and Majesty (Penguin, 2020), Jeremy Black turns away from the image-making and back …
Christian Studies November 13, 2020

The Life and Times of Samuel Prideaux Tregelles

A Forgotten Scholar

Timothy C. F. Stunt

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For the sixty years in which he has made a distinguished contribution to the religious history of the nineteenth century, Timothy Stunt has been working on the life and times …
Christian Studies November 11, 2020

Grace and Freedom

William Perkins and the Early Modern Reformed Understanding of Free Choice and Divine Grace

Richard Muller

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No-one has done more than Richard A. Muller to shape our approach to early modern historical theology. His earlier work, and most especially the four volumes of his Post-Reformation Reformed …
Literary Studies November 2, 2020

Doubtful Readers

Print, Poetry and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Erin A. McCarthy

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Erin McCarthy, who teaches digital humanities at Newcastle University, Australia, has just published a fabulous new book about the ways in which the printing of poetry impacted upon the reading …
American Studies October 30, 2020

American Secession

The Looming Threat of a National Break-Up

F. H. Buckley

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Francis Buckley, who is Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, has written a fast-moving and provocative new book about the opportunities and possibilities of a …
European Studies October 19, 2020

The Invention of Papal History

Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform

Stefan Bauer

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Stefan Bauer has written an outstanding study of one of the most important Catholic historians in early modern Europe. Bauer, who has just taken up a new position teaching history …
British Studies October 6, 2020

Catholicity and the Covenant of Works

James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Harrison Perkins

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Historians of early modern religion recognise the importance of the development of covenant theology in the formation of Calvinism. Harrison Perkins, who teaches systematic theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and …
American Studies October 2, 2020

The American Puritans

Dustin Benge and Nate Pickowicz

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On the four hundredth anniversary of the arrival in the new world of the Mayflower, Dustin Benge and Nate Pickowicz have written a lively and accessible account of America’s earliest …
European Studies October 2, 2020

Orthodox Yet Modern

Herman Bavinck’s Use of Friedrich Schleiermacher

Cory C. Brock

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Cory C. Brock has published an exciting new book on one of the most important Dutch Reformed theologians from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Herman Bavinck negotiated his …
European Studies September 30, 2020

Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706)

Text, Context, and Interpretation

Adriaan C. Neele

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Adriaan Neele, who is director of the doctoral programme and Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has edited an outstanding collection of essays on Petrus van Mastricht …
Eastern European Studies September 21, 2020

The Jews and the Reformation

Kenneth Austin

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Kenneth Austin, who teaches history at the University of Bristol, UK, is well-known for his work on Jews and Judaism in early modern Europe. His new book, The Jews and …
Literary Studies September 11, 2020

The Lexham English Septuagint

Ken M. Penner

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On this episode of New Books in Christian Studies, we welcome Ken M. Penner, Professor of Religious Studies at St Francis Xavier University. After a career that has combined biblical …