Torrance Kirby is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Director of the Centre for Research on Religion, McGill University. He received a DPhil degree in Modern History from Oxford University in 1988. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Princeton Centre of Theological Inquiry and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He will be a Fellow of the Centre for Research on the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University while on sabbatical leave in 2015. His recent books include Persuasion and Conversion: Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England (2013), The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology (2007), Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist (2005), and he co-edited with Paul Stanwood (UBC) Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in England, 1520-1640 (2014) and with Matthew Milner, Mediating Religious Cultures in Early Modern Europe (2013).