A. Noll (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University), Carolyn and Fred McManis
Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois, is
the prolific progressive evangelical author of A History of Christianity
in the United States and Canada (Eerdmans, 1992) and America’s
God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Oxford University
Press, 2002) and co-author of Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical
Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism (Baker Books, 2005).
His book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans, 1994)
earned him a cover story in the popular periodical, Atlantic Monthly.
Noll, along with other historians such as George Marsden, Nathan
Hatch, and David Bebbington, has greatly contributed to the world's
understanding of evangelical convictions and attitudes, past and
present. He has caused many scholars and lay people to re-evaluate
the notion that a "Christian America" exists or ever
is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illinois (B.A), Trinity Evangelical
Divinity School (M.A), and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D).
2005, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five
most influential evangelicals in America.
February 2006 it was reported that he has accepted a position
at Notre Dame. He will eventually replace Dr. George Marsden,
Notre Dame's Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, who is