Professor Lim is a historian of early modern England, focusing on religious and intellectual changes around and after the Civil War. He is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University (Divinity School and College of Arts and Science), and is Faculty Head of Crawford House in The Commons, Vanderbilt's campus and collaborative learning community of resident and affiliated faculty, first-year students, and staff professionals. He has keen interest in connecting the post-Reformation history of England with the concurrent political, religious, and intellectual developments on the Continent. He is author of In Pursuit of Purity, Unity and Liberty: Richard Baxter’s Puritan Ecclesiology in Its Seventeenth-century Context (Brill, 2004), and co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge, 2008). Dr. Lim received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and while at Cambridge, he was the recipient of the Sir G.R. Elton Scholarship in History, the Lightfoot Scholarship in History, and the Archbishop Cranmer Scholarship in Ecclesiastical History. Since then he has held a fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library (2008), and received the Vanderbilt University Research Scholars Grant (2008), and Vanderbilt University Summer Stipend Fellowship (2008). His future research projects include a study of the Protestant and Catholic attitude toward Islam in late-seventeenth century England and an intellectual biography of Isaac Watts, a key eighteenth-century dissenting philosopher, hymn writer, and theologian.