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Noll, Mark A.
"Early America does not deserve to be considered uniquely, distinctly or even predominantly Christian.... There is no lost Golden Age to which American Christians may return."

-- Mark A. Noll

Mark 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.

Mark 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 did exist.(1)

He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illinois (B.A), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A), and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D).

In 2005, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America.

In 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 nearing retirement.

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