B.A. Colby College;
M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia
Office: 3254 Chambers
Mail: Box 6906, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-6906
Professor Barnes's teaching fields include late medieval and early modern Europe, Renaissance/Reformation, the history of western Christianity, and popular culture in pre-industrial Europe. His research focuses on the cultural history of Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He is the author of Prophecy and Gnosis: Apocalypticism in the Wake of the Lutheran Reformation (Stanford University Press), as well as numerous articles and reviews on such subjects as prophecy, millenarianism, and astrology in the early modern world. Professor Barnes has served as the president of the Society for Reformation Research, and as Associate Editor of The Sixteenth Century Journal. He is currently completing a book project on the role of astrology in the culture of Reformation Germany.
Information about Professor Barnes's recent publications can be found at the following websites: