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Adrian Chastain Weimer

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Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor

Contact Information:

aweimer@providence.edu
401-865-2698
Ruane Center for the Humanities 121

Education:

Ph.D. - Harvard University

Brief Biography:

Adrian Chastain Weimer is a historian of colonial America and early modern religion and politics.

Area(s) of Expertise:

The history of toleration, martyrdom and Protestant historical imagination, Calvinist resistance theory, the history of spirituality, and Protestant-Catholic relations. Note: Dr. Weimer will be on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 year as a National Endowment for the Humanities Long-term Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society.

Awards and Honors:

Michael Kennedy Prize - Ecclesiastical History Society
Young Scholar of American Religion - Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Indiana University
W.B.H. Dowse Research Fellowship - Massachusetts Historical Society
Research Fellow - Folger Shakespeare Library
Peterson Research Fellow - American Antiquarian Society

Selected Publications:

Weimer, Adrian. (2017). "Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay". William and Mary Quarterly3d ser., 74 (1), 43-76.

Weimer, Adrian. (2017). "Holmes, Obadiah" in the American National Biography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2017). "Martyrdom and Religion in North America" in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

Weimer, Adrian. (2016). "From Human Suffering to Divine Friendship: Meat out of the Eater and Devotional Reading in Early New England". Early American Literature51 (1), 3-39.

Weimer, Adrian. (2016). Affliction and the Stony Heart in Early New England. In Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weimer, Adrian. (2011). Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2010). "Gould, Thomas" in American National Biography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2010). "Heaven and Heavenly Piety in Colonial American Elegies" in The Church, the Afterlife, and the Fate of the Soul. Rochester, NY: Boydell Press.

Recent Presentations:

Weimer, Adrian., Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Ann Arbor, "‘The Advice of the Reverend Elders’: Religion and Political Culture in Early Massachusetts". June, 2017.

Weimer, Adrian., American Society of Church History, Denver, "Godly Resistance: Political Intelligence and the Church in Restoration Massachusetts Bay". January, 2017.

Weimer, Adrian., Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Society of Early Americanists, Chicago, "Paper: Nests of Sedition: Imperial Loyalty and Local Autonomy in Early New England". June, 2015.

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., ""Contempt of authoritie" and the Politics of Ecstatic Religion in the Early Restoration". January, 2014.

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, "Trauma and Radical Protestant Identity in Early New England". January, 2012.

Weimer, Adrian., American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, "The ‘Worke of Cains offspring’: Elizabeth Hooten and Provocation of Identity in Early New England". November, 2011.

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, "'Our Brethren lay bleeding': Early New England Responses to European Protestant Suffering". January, 2011.

Weimer, Adrian., Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, "Native Insults and Quaker Judgments: Providence and Race in Early New England". June, 2010.


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