A. Gregg Roeber
- MA Theol., Balamand University, 2010
- PhD, Brown University, 1977
- AM, Brown University, 1974
- MA, University of Denver, 1972
- BA, University of Denver, 1971
I am an early modern historian with primary interests in the history of the law and Christianity (Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant.) Recent publications have touched on Orthodox-Roman Catholic Lutheran relationships (Changing Churches 2013), on early modern marriage debates (Hopes for Better Spouses 2014) and a survey of Byzantine canon law and the problem of mixed marriages (Mixed Matters, forthcoming). I am the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology (forthcoming, 2015) and am currently writing a book on the human rights debates and Orthodox Christianity, specifically with reference to U.S. (Do Orthodox Christians Have Rights? Reflections on a Religious Minority and U.S. Legal and Constitutional Cultures.) I am also co-director of the Max Kade German-American Research Institute that seeks to promote the best scholarship on German-speakers in a global diaspora from the sixteenth through the "long eighteenth"-century.
Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2013)
Changing Churches: An Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran Theological Conversation (with Mickey L. Mattox and Paul R. Hinlicky) Grand Rapids. MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2012.
Palatines, Liberty and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1998)
Faithful Magistrates and Republican Lawyers: Creators of Virginia Legal Culture, 1680-1810. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1981.
Awards and Service:
Fritz Thyssen Foundation Research Grant (2010-2011)
Co-winner John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association (1993)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1983-4; 1987-88