Howard Louthan is Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member in Religion at the University of Florida. He specializes in the history of early modern central Europe with an emphasis on cultural and religious history.  His publications include Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World (Oxford, 2012), Converting Bohemia: Force and Persuasion in the Catholic Reformation (Cambridge, 2009), Conciliation and Confession: The Struggle for Unity in the Age of Reform (Notre Dame University Press, 2004), John Comenius: The Labyrinth of the World (Paulist Press, 1998), and The Quest for Compromise: Peace Makers in Counter Reformation Vienna (Cambridge, 1997).

Dr. Louthan teaches courses on early modern European history including undergraduate overviews of the Reformation and Renaissance periods, and the history of Christianity. He also leads graduate seminars on historiography, the Reformation and more specialized courses on the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe. He is also director of the university's interdisciplinary honors program, Humanities for a Global Society.


Howard Louthan

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