Jonathan Sheehan

Jonathan Sheehan is Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture (Princeton, 2005), which describes how the Bible survives, even thrives, in the era of its ostensibly secular overcoming. Recent articles include “The Altars of the Idols: Religion, Sacrifice, and the Early Modern Polity,” Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (2006), and “Sacred and Profane: Idolatry, Antiquarianism, and the Polemics of Distinction in the Seventeenth Century,” Past and Present 192 (2006). His current attentions are split between a project on sacrifice and theology in the early modern period, and a coauthored book on the systems theories of the Enlightenment, and the transformation of divine providence into worldly complexity.