Perspectives on the Reformation Speakers Series

November 2, 2017

The Speaker Series is presented by the VCU Department of History and the Blake Chair of Christianity. Questions about the lectures can be directed to Dr. Andrew Crislip at

All the lectures will be held between 5:30-6:45 PM at the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Avenue, Room 1100, Monroe Park Campus


September 21, 2017Dr. William Blake, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Rebaptizers, Left-wingers, Stepchildren, and/or Radicals: Who are these people?

September 26Rev. Nicholas Mumejian, Managing Editor, The Muslim World, and PhD candidate, University of Exeter and Hartford Seminary, "The Protestant Reformation and Islam: Sixteenth-Century Convergences and Contemporary Protestant-Muslim Relations."

October 26Dr. William Blake, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, "The Thunderin' Scot and Reformation Clouds over Scotland."

November 2Dr. Peter Kaufman, Professor and Charles Mathews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, "England Swings: Religious Authority, Religious Personality, and Religious Community in Elizabethan England."

April 4, 2018, The 2018 Blake Lecture in the History of Christianity, Dr. Susan Karant-Nunn, Professor Emerita, University of Arizona, "The Reformation and the Individual."


The lectures are free and open to the public.