Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard

Tal Howard profile

PhD European Intellectual and Religious History

Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics
PhD European History – University of Virginia
Linwood 102
219-464-5275
tal.howard@valpo.edu
 

Tal Howard holds the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics and is affiliated with Christ College. He also serves as Senior Fellow for the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Oxford, 2017), Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism (Oxford 2016), The Faiths of Others: Modern History and the Rise of Interreligious Dialogue (Yale University Press, forthcoming) and Modern Christian Theology: An Intellectual (Princeton University Press, forthcoming). His writings have appeared in journals such as the Journal of the History of Ideas and Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and in more general venues such as the Wall Street Journal, Hedgehog Review, Inside Higher Ed, and Commonweal.

Tal first taught as a Lilly Fellow at Valparaiso University from 1997-99, and returned in 2016 after serving as associate professor of history at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. He was director of two distinctive programs at Gordon: the Jerusalem & Athens Forum, an honors program in the history of Christian thought and literature; and Critical Loyalty: Christian Vocation at Gordon College, a five-year project funded by the Lilly Endowment. [new paragraph] Prof. Howard teaches “The Christian Tradition” course in CC, along with seminars such as “Christianity & Other Faiths,” “Moral Inquiry, and “What Is the Good Life? Moral Inquiry before the Modern Age.”

He can be reached at tal.howard@valpo.edu.