Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective - Prof Wayne te Brake (Lecture)
The School of Humanities welcomes Professor Wayne te Brake (Purchase College, State University of New York) to the University of Dundee for his lecture on 'Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective'. All welcome.
Cambridge University Press recently published Prof Te Brake's book Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe. The following are endorsements of the book.
"Wayne P. Te Brake’s comparative approach to religious war and peace across northwestern Europe after the Protestant Reformation offers a newly coherent language for understanding how Europeans learned - in complex and messy ways - to live side-by-side with those they viewed as ‘heretics.’ In a modern world facing new threats of religious war, Te Brake’s clear-eyed yet optimistic interpretation of past generations’ struggle to find religious peace will interest many readers - enhanced by his creative use of visual representations of religious co-existence from across the divided continent." Randolph C. Head, University of California.
"Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe brilliantly brings together three phenomena, which are usually treated separately: the dynamics of religious wars, the complex processes of religious peace-building, and the conditions for religious coexistence in early modern Europe. This is a highly stimulating contribution to both historical and present peace and conflict research." Dagmar Freist, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany.