Karl A Gunther

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-4151
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‌I am a historian of early modern Europe whose research focuses on the religious and intellectual history of Britain. I have published articles in Past & Present, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, History Compass, and the Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, as well as book reviews in The Journal of Modern History, The HistorianThe Journal of Interdisciplinary History, The Journal of British Studies, Early Modern Women, and Reformation. My first book, Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525-1590, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press and was a finalist for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prizeas well as the runner-up for the American Society of Church History's Brewer Prize. I am currently working on a new book about responses to religious error in early modern England.  I have been a convener of the Early Modern Studies Research Group since 2009 and am the former President of the Southern Conference on British Studies. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2015.  I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of pre-modern Europe, Tudor-Stuart Britain, the Reformation, the history of everyday life, and the history of religious persecution and toleration; for syllabi, click here.  I welcome inquiries from potential graduate students interested in any aspect of the religious culture of early modern England.



2007Ph.D. Northwestern University

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Early Modern Europe; Britain; History of Christianity; Intellectual History


Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525-1590 (Cambridge University Press. 2014 ). [Link]