Christianity and the Question of Authority in 18th-Century England
An MLA lecture by Dr. Aaron Cobb
"The Protestant Reformation caused a crisis in Christianity in Early Modern Europe. In this presentation, I will address one difficult question engendered by this crisis: who or what is the proper authority for religious belief? Addressing this question provides a fruitful approach for distinguishing the various branches of Christianity at this time and for understanding the bitter divisions in England between Roman Catholics, Puritans, and members of the Church of England at the turn of the 18th Century."
Monday, February 7, 6:20-7:35 in Goodwyn 110
Dr. Cobb’s lecture is free and open to the public.