Seth  Perry

      Professer Seth Perry, Department of Religion Seth Perry
      Title: Assistant Professor of Religion.
      Position: Faculty
      Office: 245 1879 Hall
      Phone: (609) 258-6008
      Areas: Religion in the Americas
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      Seth Perry joined the Princeton faculty in 2014, having taught previously at the University of Washington and Indiana University. He is interested in American religious history, with a particular focus on print culture and the creation of religious authority. Perry's most recent work includes "The Many Bibles of Joseph Smith: Textual, Prophetic, and Scholarly Authority in Early-National Bible Culture," in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Perry's current book projects include Abandoned Quarries: Bibles and Authority in Early-National America, which explores the performative, rhetorical, and material aspects of bible-based authority in early-national America, and a biography of Lorenzo Dow, the early-national period's most famous itinerant preacher (his article on Dow appeared in early 2015). Perry's work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Common-place, and the LA Review of Books. He very occasionally posts at The Junto ( Perry was a Mellon Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early-American Studies in 2011-12.
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2016 Danforth Lecture

  • Danforth Lecture
    May 3, 2016
    2016 Danforth Lecture featuring David Shulman
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