The Past and the Good: Reflections on History and the Moral Life

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20151016 JLH Tal Howard-017 - brochureInaugural Lecture Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics

Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard is Professor of Humanities and History and holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. He completed his MA (1992) and PhD (1996) at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Religion and the Rise of Historicism (Cambridge, 2000); Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University (Oxford, 2006); The Future of Christian Learning: An Evangelical and Catholic Dialogue (Brazos, 2008); God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide (Oxford, 2011); Imago Dei: Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective (Catholic University of America Press, 2013); (with Mark A. Noll), Protestantism after 500 Years (Oxford, 2016); Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism (Oxford, 2016); and The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Oxford, forthcoming). From 1997 to 1999, Professor Howard served as a fellow in the Lilly Fellows Program at Valparaiso University. Currently he is working on two projects: “Modern Theology: An Intellectual History” (Princeton University Press) and “The Riddle of the Religious Other: On the Past, Present, and Purpose of Interfaith Dialogue.”