Ethan H. Shagan

Research Expertise and Interest

British history, early modern European history, history of religion

Research Description

Primary fields are Britain and Early Modern Europe. Interests include political and religious history. Current projects include a book on the problem of "belief" in early modern Europe, and a variety of ongoing projects that may or may not turn into books: a history of impiety (if such a thing is possible) and its role in the secularization of England; economic theology and the relationship between the Reformation and social radicalism in the sixteenth century; and something called "Establishment" which looks at what it means to have an "Established Church" in the Anglophone world from the Reformation to the United States Constitution.  

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