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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Charles L. Cohen

Charles L. CohenCharles L. Cohen is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions and the director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winner of the Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize as well as several distinguished teaching awards, he studies early American history, American religious history, and the braided history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is a coeditor, with Paul S. Boyer, of Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (2008); with Leonard V. Caplan, of Theology and the Soul of the Liberal State (2010); and, with Ronald Numbers, of Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (2013). He is currently coediting a book on "Nostra Aetate" (1965) and the future of interreligious dialogue, and a short book on the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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