Bruce Gordon

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Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History

Bruce Gordon’s research focuses on European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods, with a particular interest in the Reformation in German-speaking lands. He is the author of Calvin (Yale University Press, 2009), a biography that seeks to put the life of the influential reformer in the context of the sixteenth-century world. It is a study of Calvin’s character, his extensive network of personal contacts and of the complexities of church reform and theological exchange in the Reformation. He has started work for Princeton University Press on a study of the reception of Calvin’s Institutes from the Reformation to the modern world.