Professor Alec Ryrie will give this year’s public Reformation Day Lecture on 3rd November 2016 in the Arts Lecture Theatre. His paper, entitled ‘Lovers and Brawlers: Protestants and their Bibles In the (Very) Long Reformation’, will begin at 5.15pm, followed by a wine reception.
Professor Ryrie is a professor at Durham University in the Department of Theology and Religion. His research focuses on the development of Protestant beliefs, identities, and spiritualities in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England and Scotland. He is also a co-editor for the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Currently, he is on leave from teaching, as he holds a three-year Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, where he is examining radical religion during the English revolution. His recent monographs include The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms, 1485-1603 and Being Protestant in Reformation Britain. He is also on the editorial boards for the St Andrews Studies in Reformation History series and the Royal Historical Society’s Studies in History.
He is an avid blogger, who regularly updates his readers at alecryrie.blogspot.co.uk.