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Noll, Mark A., 1946-


Biographical Statement

Dr. Noll was born July 18, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa. His education includes a B.A. at Wheaton College (English) in 1968, M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1970, M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1972, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University (History of Christianity) in 1974.

His career as an educator includes being an assistant professor of history at Trinity College (Deerfield, IL) from 1975-78, associate professor of history at Wheaton College from 1978-84, professor of history at Wheaton College from 1984-2006. From Fall of 2006 to 2016, Noll was the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History in Department of History at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, replacing George Marsden. He retired in 2016.

While on the Wheaton College faculty he served as the McManis Chair of Christian Thought and is the co-founder and former director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. In recent years Dr. Noll has been a visiting teacher at Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Regent College of Vancouver, B.C.

As a historian he has focused on Christianity in North America. He has written or edited over two dozen books which include those such as Between Faith and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America (1986), A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada (1992), and the American Evangelical Christianity: An Introduction (2000). He is most known for The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, a book about anti-intellectual tendencies within the American evangelical movement, which was widely covered in both religious and secular publications.

His research interests include: Theology, politics, society from the Great Awakening to the Civil War, Intellectual history of Protestantism, Cultural history of the Bible, and Evangelicalism in the North Atlantic Region. In 2005 was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America.He was awarded a National Humanities Medal in the Oval Office by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 082 Records of the Conference on Faith and History

Identifier: CN 082
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newsletters, minutes of meetings, transcripts of sessions, brochures, clippings, etc., of the Conference on Faith and History formed for evangelical Christian historians. The records in this collection consist mainly of the correspondence on the Secretary-Treasurer, with a few other items such as the CFH's newsletter, some of the minutes of the executive committee, a few mailings and membership lists, brochures, reports, the constitution and by-laws, and a miscellaneous of...
Dates: Created: 1966-1978

C.S. Lewis in America: Noll Research Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-B-35

The C.S. Lewis in America: Noll Research Collection contains records of American reviews, etc. concerning C.S. Lewis from 1935 through the mid-1950s (it is less thorough after 1947). These were prepared by Maggie Noll and used by Mark A. Noll in preparing several lectures and publications on the topic of Lewis in America.

Dates: Created: 1935-2013; Created: Majority of material found within 1935-1947

Mark A. Noll Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-116
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (ISAE) Conference notes, book manuscripts, and articles. The ISAE Conference notes include information from conferences from the early 1980s through the early 1990s and include letters of correspondence, conference schedules, and papers written by conference participants. The books and manuscripts includes works written from as early as 1983 and into the early 1990s. Many include...
Dates: Created: 1983-2015; Other: Date acquired: 2001

Mark Noll Papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2023-0002
Dates: 1990

MSS | Books & Culture {2016-0095}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-0095

MSS | Books & Culture magazines {2016-0102}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-0102

MSS | Evangelical Studies Bulletins, ISAE {2016-0098}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-0098

MSS | ISAE {2015-0097}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2015-0097

MSS | Mark Noll {2010-1043}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2010-1043

MSS | Mark Noll Papers {2010-1152}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2010-1152

Papers of Kathryn Long, 1950-2022

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2024-011
Dates: 1950-2022

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 8
Collection 3
Evangelicalism -- 20th century. 2
Evangelicalism -- United States. 2
Articles. 1
Bible -- Translating. 1
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches. 1