About the Authors:
Dr. Gary W. Jenkins serves as both the Van Gorden Professor in History and the Chair of the History Department at Eastern University, and has taught on faculty at Eastern University since 1994. In addition to teaching history classes in Medieval and Renaissance European history, during the academic year of 2010-2011, Dr. Jenkins began work with the Honors College as a professor for the first-year students’ Heritage of Western Thought and Civilization course. Besides these efforts, Dr. Jenkins has published broadly, including a book entitled John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer, and most recently articles on the Anglican Divine Richard Hooker, and the seminal Reformed theologian, Peter Martyr Vermigli.
Jonathan Yonan is Dean of the Templeton Honors College and Associate Professor of History at Eastern University. He earned his BA in English at Gordon College and his MSt and DPhil in Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford (St Cross College), where he studied under Rev. Prof. Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch and Prof. Brian Young. Dr. Yonan’s research has been focused on two areas: 1) eighteenth-century religious and intellectual history and 2) philosophy of education. His work has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Ecclesiastical History and The Journal of Moravian History, as well as a number of edited volumes. He is currently completing a book-length project on British churchman, Christian Ignatius LaTrobe (1758-1836).