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Dennis Janz, Ph.D., presents “A New Agenda for Church History” at fall Religious Studies Faculty Seminar

Loyola press release - September 28, 2007

(New Orleans)—Denis Janz, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans Provost Distinguished Professor of the History of Christianity, will speak at the Religious Studies Department Fall Faculty Seminar on Friday, October 5, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Bobet Hall, room 219. The topic of the discussion will be “A New Agenda for Church History.”

These seminars are held once each semester and are open to all interested Loyola faculty. Refreshments will be served after the seminar.

Since joining Loyola in 1979, Janz has served as department chair and director of graduate studies. He is the author of several books and edits the history of Christianity section of the Religious Studies Review journal. He is also the general editor of a nearly-completed collection of books, The People's History of Christianity, a seven-volume series that looks at Christianity’s past from the vantage point of a “people’s” history. His research and lecturing have taken him to Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, the former U.S.S.R., and China. Janz received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1979.