Eamon Duffy was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1947. He attended the University of Hull and University of Cambridge. Duffy’s scholarship has focused on 15th-to-17th century British religious history, and he has championed a view of early Catholicism as a compelling, not altogether dark, cultural force. His work has examined the history of the Catholic Church and the Papacy, Christian iconography, and religion during the Middle Ages.
His book, The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1570, won the Longman History Today Prize in 1994. Saints and Sinners, a History of the Popes was made into a television series and was even presented to Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. In 2002, he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Literature for The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, a study into the impacts of reformation on an English village.
Today, Duffy is a Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and mentors graduate students in their research into Christian doctrine, history and prominent historical figures. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the British Academy and is active in radio and television. He has also served as President of Magdalene College and of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
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Eamon Duffy is an Irish historian. He is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College.Source: Wikipedia
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