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Excavating the Past: History's Promise and Perils

Friday, September 18, 2020 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt is Franklin S. Dyrness Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College. She is also a Fellow in the Royal Historical Society and a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Dr. McNutt holds a Ph.D. in History (University of St. Andrews, 2008), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary, 2003), and a B.A. in Religious Studies (Westmont College, 2000). In 2013, she received Wheaton’s Leland Ryken Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Her monograph, Calvin Meets Voltaire: The Clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment, 1685-1798 (Routledge, 2014), was awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize by the American Society of Church History. Her research explores the history and theology of the Reformation with attention to John Calvin and the early modern history of the Bible. She is currently writing several academic books relating to the Reformation including co-editing The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and the Reformation (OUP), and she is a frequent contributor to Christianity Today and Christian History Magazine. 


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