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Mark Noll appointed to McAnaney professorship at ND

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Mark Noll, former professor of religion and history at Wheaton College, has been appointed Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

One of the nation’s foremost scholars of American religious and cultural history, Noll, who earned a doctoral degree in history from Vanderbilt University in 1975, had been on the faculty at Wheaton, his alma mater, since 1979.

In addition to his long career at Wheaton, where he co-founded the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Noll has been a visiting teacher at Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Regent College of Vancouver, B.C. He has been a prominent participant in dialogues between evangelical and Catholic scholars, and in 2005 he was listed in Time Magazine among the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.

Noll is the co-author of “The Search for Christian America,” which he wrote with Nathan Hatch, a professor of history and former provost at Notre Dame, and George Marsden, also a McAnaney Professor of History at the University. His other publications include “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind”; “The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitfield, and the Wesleys”; “Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism”; “America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln”; “Christians in the American Revolution”; and, most recently, “The Civil War as a Theological Crisis.”

Contact: _Mark Noll at 574-631-7574 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on October 20, 2006.