John W. McCormack
PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
John is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at the University of Notre Dame. He earned an MA in History from Notre Dame in 2009 and an MAR in History of Christianity from Yale Divinity School in 2006. His research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in early modern Europe, especially in France, and he will soon complete his dissertation, "Wounded Faith: Monarchy and Memory in the French Wars of Religion, 1559-1629." He is also interested in the history of Christian spirituality, particularly in the mystical tradition and in the history of religious emotions. In 2012, he published a brief article entitled, "Discerning Tears in Early Modern Catholicism," as part of a long-term research project on the ways emotions shaped the experience of religious encounters and conversions during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
John will be teaching "History of the World Christian Movement, 7th-20th Centuries" at CTU in Spring 2014. He has previously taught courses in History and Religious Studies at Notre Dame, Stanford University, and Indiana University South Bend.