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David Price

Research and Teaching

David H. Price, Professor of Religious Studies, specializes in the history 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).