James C. Deming
History & Ecumenics
James Deming, Princeton Theological Seminary’s associate professor of modern European church history, earned both his MA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame. His interests are in the social and cultural history of Christianity in modern Europe. He is currently conducting research for a book-length history of soccer and religion in modern Europe. He teaches courses on the history of Christianity since the Reformation, including the dechristianization of Europe, Church, Sports and Leisure, the German Church struggle, and religion and gender in modern Europe. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and recently served as area editor for modern Europe for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception.
Religion and Identity in Modern France: The Modernization of the Protestant Community in Languedoc, 1815–1848 (University Press of America, 1999)
“Martyrs for Modernity: The Three-Hundredth Anniversary Jubilee of the French Reformation and the Catholic/Protestant Debate on the Huguenot Martyrs,” in From Persecution to Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Enforcement of Conformity in Western Europe since the Reformation, David Trim and Richard Bonney, eds. (Peter Lang, forthcoming)
“Philip Schaff, Europe, and American Exceptionalism,” The Journal of Presbyterian History 84 (spring/summer 2006) 46–51
“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”