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Dr Jon BalserakPhD(Edin.)

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

I research the intellectual, religious, and cultural history of the Renaissance and Early Modern period--specifically the French and Swiss Reformations. I work on John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Geneva's ministry to France. I research dissimulation, deceit, and lying, Early Modern prophecy, Calvinism, the history of biblical interpretation, esoteric knowledge, Christian-Muslim relations, the resurgence of academic skepticism during the Renaissance, and Christian reception of tradition. I have an abiding interest in the digital humanities, specifically electronic editing and digital editions.

I would be interested in supervising PhD students who wish to work on any subject overlapping with the research interests set out above.  In addition, I supervise research on seventeenth century puritanism, Lutheran orthodoxy, and the Scottish and English Reformations.


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Postal address:
3 Woodland Road
United Kingdom