The Ebor Lectures: Eamon Duffy

York Minster
Event Time
Wednesday 5 July. 7.00pm - 8.15pm

Category Ebor Lecture Series

'Writing the Reformation: Fiction and Faction'

In this lecture Professor Duffy will explore the presentation of the English Reformation in recent literature, and its relation to historical perceptions of the reformation


An Irishman educated largely in England, Professor Duffy did his doctoral work at Cambridge under Owen Chadwick and Gordon Rupp, and formerly taught at the University of Durham and at King’s College London. He is chair of the editorial board of the Calendar of Papal Letters relating to Great Britain and Ireland, a multi-volume project which aims to publish all the Vatican material relating to these islands between the fourteenth and the sixteenth centuries.

A former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission, he sits on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels, including the Fabric Commission of Westminster Abbey. Prof. Duffy is a Fellow of the British Academy,  a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries,  an Honorary Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society, an Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology at Durham, and holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Hull, King's College London, Durham and the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Toronto. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television.

The Ebor Lectures

The Ebor Lectures are a response to the growing need for theology to interact with public issues in contemporary society. This series of lectures aims to promote public conversation and relate faith to public concerns including politics, economics, contemporary culture, religion and spirituality. It is also an ecumenical project that seeks to exchange insights between academic and religious traditions and to build bridges between the church and other religious groups.

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