Charles L. Cohen

Charles L. Cohen

Image credit: David Nevala

Charles L. Cohen is the E. Gordon Fox Professor Emeritus of American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directed the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. 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 of Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (2008); Theology and the Soul of the Liberal State (2010); Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (2013); and The Future of Interreligious Dialogue: A Multireligious Conversation on Nostra Aetate (2017). He is currently working on a short book on the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Click here for more information about Charles L. Cohen.


  • Jews and Muslims in Christian America *
  • A Cultural History of America's Thanksgiving

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.