Yale Bulletin and Calendar

November 3, 2000Volume 29, Number 9

Carlos Eire

Eire named T. Lawrason Riggs Professor
of History, Religious Studies Studies

Carlos Eire, appointed the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, is an authority on religious reformations, faith and spiritualism in early modern Europe.

A member of the Yale faculty since 1996, he is the author of two books, "From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain" and "War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin." He is currently working on a book on reformations in early modern Europe 1450-1700. He also collaborated on a book titled "Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative
Introduction to Monotheistic Religions," and has written entries on iconoclasm
idolatry and early European religious reformers, among other topics, for the Encyclopedia of the Reformation and other encyclopedic texts.

Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Eire taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and History at the University of Virginia for 15 years. While there, he was honored with a Distinguished Faculty Award, the Henry St. George Tucker Faculty Award and the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award. Eire has also taught at the School of Theology at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and at Albertus Magnus College.

Currently chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Eire serves on a number of Yale committees, including the Terry Lecture and Newman Lecture committees, the Graduate Admissions Committee in history and religious studies and the Provost's Advisory Committee on Divinity School Appointments.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Eire earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University and then received three degrees from Yale: a M.A. in 1974, a M.Phil. in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1979.

Eire is a member of the American Catholic Historical Association, the American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Society for Reformation Research and the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. He has been a manuscript reader for numerous scholarly presses, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Yale University Press, as well as for Houghton Mifflin Company and other publishing houses. He was a series consultant to the PBS documentary "Death: The Trip of a Lifetime," which aired in 1993.


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