Professor Alec Ryrie (Durham): An Emotional History of Atheism in Early Modern England

Start time: 17:15 / End time: 19:30 / Date: 05 Feb 2018 / Venue: Lesley Hernshaw Theatre Eleanor Rathbone Building

Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / General Public

Type: Lecture

Cost: Admission is free. Please register for the event via Eventbrite

Contact: For more information contact Dr Anna French at

About the event

Professor Alec Ryrie is one of the UK’s most prominent historians and theologians, whose work considers the cultural and theological history of the Reformation. His recent book, Protestants: The Radicals who Made the Modern World (2017) explores the history of Protestant belief, from Martin Luther’s 1517 rebellions against the Catholic Church, to the present day. In this paper, he will explore how radical belief can shape, and be shaped by, emotions, identities and spiritualities.

This event will be followed by a free drinks reception open to all.

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