David Price

Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies

BA, University of Cincinnati

PhD, Yale University

Phone: 615-875-8445
Furman Hall room 130

David H. Price, Professor of Religious Studies, specializes in the istory of the Renaissance and Reformation. He has written or edited some ten books on a variety of topics, including early modern theater, Neo-Latin poetry, Renaissance visual art, the English Bible, and the history of Christian-Jewish relations. He is currently working on a new book, “Defending Judaism / Redefining Christianity, 1500-1789.”

He served as a professor at Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2016. His teaching focuses on European history, 1400-1650; Renaissance; Reformation; Christian-Jewish relations; history of the arts (visual and literary); history of Christianity; and the history of the Bible (Jewish and Christian).

Representative publications

–“The Bible and the Visual Arts in Early Modern Europe,” New Cambridge History of the Bible (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 3:718-61.

The Works of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books(Oxford University Press, 2012).

Albrecht Dürer’s Renaissance: Humanism, Reformation and the Art of Faith (University of Michigan Press, 2003).

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