Duke Divinity School will host a panel discussion, "Turning Points in American Church History," exploring transitions in modernity and American Church history. Dr. Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History, will serve as moderator for the event.

The discussion concludes a series of faculty-led reflections with the Hybrid Cultures and The History of Christian Innovation Project led by Polly Ha and the Historical Division. The project seeks to use broad historical contexts to explore transition points in church history, especially with the launch of new hybrid forms of learning and is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. This last panel is intended for a broader audience to join in on this conversation, bringing the past into dialogue with current questions about change.

  • The Panelists

    Mark Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. He has written extensively on the history of Christianity in North America, including most recently America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911. A fourth edition of his book, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, was released in 2022, updated with the assistance of David Komline and Han-luen Kantzer Komline.