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John Coffey. Scripture and Toleration between Reformation and Enlightenment

Professor John Coffey (University of Leicester)

Title: Scripture and Toleration between Reformation and Enlightenment

John Coffey is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, where he has taught since 1999. He works on religion, politics and ideas in early modern Britain and America. He has published intellectual biographies of the Scottish Covenanter Samuel Rutherford and of the English Independent John Goodwin, and is the author of Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1588-1689 (2000). He has co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (2008) and Seeing Things their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (2009).

This event was organised in connection with the research project ‘Protestants, print and Gaelic culture in Ireland, 1567-1722’ (PI: Dr Marc Caball), which is funded by the IRCHSS and the Department of the Taoiseach.

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