My research centers on the religious thought of early modern Spanish authors who worked beyond the boundaries of professional religious life. Miguel de Cervantes and Juan de Valdés are my principal figures of interest. I have also published on Garcilaso de la Vega and Bartolomé de las Casas.

The ongoing scholarly debate about how the world came to look different to Europeans during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries inevitably returns to questions about the role of the supernatural, the makeup of the human self, and the way that we come to arrive at knowledge. My research shows how these writers see the questions of modernity as ultimately theological in nature.

My hope is that my research will contribute to the value of seeing the past through the eyes of those who shaped it.


J.D., M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia

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