Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard is a Professor of History and the Humanities and holder of the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. Prior to his appointment at Valparaiso, he directed the Center for Faith and Inquiry and served as a Professor of History at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Professor Howard completed his MA (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) at the University of Virginia, concentrating in modern European intellectual and religious history. He is the founding director of Gordon College’s honors program, the Jerusalem and Athens Forum, a great books program in the history of Christian thought and literature. He served as the principal grant writer and project director of a multimillion-dollar project funded by the Lilly Endowment, entitled “Critical Loyalty: Christian Vocation at Gordon College.” He is the author of Religion and the Rise of Historicism (Cambridge, 2000); Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University (Oxford, 2006) [Winner of the Lilly Fellows Program Book Annual Award, 2007]; and God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide (Oxford,2011 ) [Winner of a Christianity Today Book of the Year award for 2012]. He is the editor of Mark Noll and James Turner, The Future of Christian Learning: An Evangelical and Catholic Dialogue (Brazos, 2008) and Russell Hittinger, John Behr, C. Ben Mitchell, Imago Dei: Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective (Catholic University of America Press, 2013). Professor Howard’s articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Historical Review, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Historically Speaking, Pro Ecclesia, Church History, Journal of the History of Ideas, History of Universities, Fides et Historia, The Christian Scholar’s Review, Hedgehog Review, The National Interest, Inside Higher Ed, Journal of Church and State, The Cresset, Christian Century, Commonweal, First Things, and Books & Culture. In 2003-04, Professor Howard was a Senior Carey Fellow in the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He has also spent considerable time teaching and researching abroad, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. He has held fellowships from the American Academy of Religion, the Pew Charitable Trust, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, the John Templeton Foundation, the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University, and the German Academic Exchange. He has given invited lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, University of Virginia, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, and elsewhere. Currently, he has three forthcoming books: The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); and (edited with Mark Noll and other contributors) Protestantism after 500 Years? (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).