Brad Gregory

Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern European History

Brad Gregory

Gregory, who came to Notre Dame in 2003 after earning early tenure at Stanford University, is a historian of late medieval and early modern Christianity, and of intellectual history in early modern Europe. His research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Catholics, Protestants, and radical Protestants in England, France, the Low Countries, and Germany. 

Widely regarded as the brightest and most promising Reformation-era scholar of his generation, Gregory’s first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press, 1999), won six book awards.

Gregory’s current major project, The Unintended Reformation, forthcoming from the Harvard University Press, analyzes the multiple intertwined, complex ways in which the unresolved doctrinal disagreements and concrete religio-political disruptions in the Reformation era not only shaped the emergence of the modern Western world, but continue to exert diverse influences in the early twenty-first century.