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A. Gregg Roeber

Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Studies

Co-Director of Max Kade German-American Research Institute

312 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 863-8943

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. MA Theol., Balamand University, 2010
  2. PhD, Brown University, 1977
  3. AM, Brown University, 1974
  4. MA, University of Denver, 1972
  5. BA, University of Denver, 1971

Biography:

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.

Recent Publications:

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

Recent Courses:

HIST440 - Colonial America to 1753
HIST417 - The Age of Absolutism
HIST531 - Religion and State-Making in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800

Research Interests:

Law and Religion
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