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Bruce Gordon of the University of St. Andrews named to senior YDS position in Reformation history

Bruce Gordon, currently at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, has accepted a senior position in Reformation history at Yale Divinity School, filling a void left by the departure last year of Reformation scholar Ronald Rittgers, who took a position at Valparaiso University. The appointment will take effect July 1, 2008.

Bruce GordonGordon's academic interests have been in the Swiss Reformation, late medieval religion, and humanist culture in the 16 th century. His current research focuses on Protestant Latin Bibles of the sixteenth century, and he is currently writing a biography of Calvin that some scholars predict will become "the standard work" on Calvin.

Gordon has written or edited six books in less than 15 years, most recently: Architect of Reformation. An Introduction to Heinrich Bullinger (Baker Academic, 2004); Sebastian Castellio. Defender of Religious Toleration (Ashgate Press, 2003); and The Swiss Reformation (Manchester University Press, 2002).

He earned his Ph.D. at St. Andrews. His B.A. and M.A. were both earned at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Gordon's current positions at St. Andrews are reader in modern history and associate director of the St. Andrews Reformation Studies Institute. He was previously a teaching assistant at Knox College, University of Toronto and a fellow at the Institute für Europäische Geschichte in Mainz, Germany.

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