Annette G. Aubert and Zachary Purvis' edited volume Transatlantic Religion: Europe, America, and the Making of Modern Christianity (Brill, 2021) offers a new perspective on nineteenth-century American Christianity that takes into account the century’s major transformations in politics, philosophy, education, and religious doctrine. The book includes previously unexamined material to explain the influences of European ideas on the intellectual diversity and cultural specifics of American Christianity. It gives readers access to a new analytical approach to the transatlantic development of religion in America, one that acknowledges the role of ecumenical and partisan religious journalism, academic-religious mentoring, profound changes in the field of scientific inquiry, and the aims of institution builders.
Annette Aubert is a historian specializing in nineteenth-century Protestant theology. She is an adjunct professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and she is the author of The German Roots of American Nineteenth-Theology (Oxcord University Press, 2013). She has published various book chatpers and journal articles on modern and historical theology.
Zachary Purvis received an MA from Westminster Seminary California in 2011 and DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2014. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and had numerous fellowships at various universities and institutes, including the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, the Leibniz-Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany, the Gotha Research Centre in Gotha/Erfurt, Germany, the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and the University of Göttingen. He is the author of Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2016), which received the Best First Book Prize from the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Justin McGeary is Director of Christian Studies at John Witherspoon College and a graduate student at Union School of Theology, Wales.
Justin McGeary is Director of Christian Studies at John Witherspoon College, a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Union School of Theology, Wales, and tutor at Trinity House Tutorials.