Brad S. Gregory

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Brad Stephan Gregory (born 1963) holds the Dorothy G. Griffin Chair in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame. Gregory is a full professor of history at Notre Dame, where he is the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies. Together with Randall Zachman, Gregory also serves as the North American editor of the Archive for Reformation History.

Brad S. Gregory
Brad Stephan Gregory

(1963-05-28) May 28, 1963 (age 56)
AwardsHiett Prize (2005)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisThe Anathema of Compromise[1] (1996)
Doctoral advisorAnthony Grafton[1]
Other academic advisorsHeiko Oberman
Academic work
Main interestsReformation

Born in Woodstock, Illinois, on May 28, 1963, Gregory received a BS in history from Utah State University; BA and licentiate degrees in philosophy from the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; an MA in history from the University of Arizona; and a PhD in history from Princeton University. At Arizona Gregory worked under Heiko Oberman. At Princeton, he studied under Anthony Grafton.

Prior to taking his position at Notre Dame, he was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.


Awards and fellowships received by Gregory include the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford's highest teaching honor, and the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford.

He is the author of numerous scholarly articles. His book Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe has won six awards, including the 1999 Thomas J. Wilson Prize as the best first book published by the Harvard University Press and the California Book Award Silver Medal for Nonfiction. In 2012 he wrote the widely acclaimed book The Unintended Reformation.[2]

Gregory received the Hiett Prize in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Graftonians". Graftoniana. September 17, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Keen, Ralph (January 1, 1970). "Comment on Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation | Ralph Keen". Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Weeks, Jerome (April 8, 2005). "Historian wins first Hiett Prize: His studies of religious wars seen as promising, draws $50,000 award". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
New award Hiett Prize
Succeeded by
Hilaire Kallendorf