Scholars Council, 2010 - present
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Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, 2004
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Lecture: "The Bible in American Public Life, 1860-2005", 2005
Lecture: " The King James Version of the Bible in American History," 2006
MARK A. NOLL specializes in the history of Christianity in the United States. He holds the position of Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. In 2005, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America. Noll is a prolific author and many of his books have earned considerable acclaim within the academic community. In particular, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, a book about anti-intellectual tendencies within the American evangelical movement, was widely covered in both religious and secular publications. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush in 2006. Noll, along with other historians such as George Marsden, Nathan O. Hatch, and David Bebbington, has greatly contributed to the world's understanding of evangelical convictions and attitudes, past and present. He has caused many scholars and lay people to realize more deeply the complications inherent in the question, “Is America a Christian nation?” Others of his publications include: The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (2009); The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys (2004); and Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia (with Carolyn Nystrom, 2011).