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Paul Lim

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
On leave Spring 2023  

Professor Paul C.H. Lim is an award-winning historian of Reformation- and post-Reformation Europe.  His latest book, Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012), won the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Prize as the best book in history/theology by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.  He has published two other books in that area: The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge, 2008); and In Pursuit of Purity, Unity, and Liberty: Richard Baxter’s Puritan Ecclesiology in Context (Brill, 2004).

In addition, history of evangelicalism and global Christianities are his other foci of research.  Currently, he is writing a book on the transformation of global evangelical attitudes toward and endeavors on eradication of human trafficking and structural poverty. 

Professor Lim welcomes inquiries from students interested in graduate studies in: (1) history of theology and intellectual history of the Long Reformation period; (2) global Christianity and changing trajectories of evangelical theology and praxis; (3) early modern English history, particularly religion and politics.  

His research has been funded by fellowships and grants from the Luce Foundation (Luce Fellowship in Theology, 2011-12); the Folger Shakespeare Library; the Yale Center for Faith & Culture; the Vanderbilt University Research Scholars Grant.  

He has delivered papers and lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, London, St. Andrews, Rotterdam, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Pomona College, as well in Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Switzerland, France, Ethiopia, Kenya, China, Japan, and South Korea.