Dr. Charles D. Gunnoe, Professor of History

Charles D. Gunnoe

Charles D. Gunnoe, Ph.D.

Phone: (616) 632-2150
E-mail: gunnocha@aquinas.edu

Educational Background
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1998
M.A.T.S. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 1990
A.B. The College of William and Mary, 1986
Spring 2015 Courses
HY162: World History II
HY263: The Middle Ages
About Charles Gunnoe
Teaching and Research Interests

My chief research interests lie in early modern central Europe, especially in the religious and political history of Southwestern Germany in the late sixteenth century. I am also interested in early modern science, in particular the reception of the ideas of Paracelsus, the great Swiss-German medical iconoclast. I have also engaged in scholarship on witch-hunting in the period, especially regarding the demonological ideas that made this tragedy possible.

In addition to offering surveys of world history, I teach intermediate level of European history courses. I offer advanced courses in German history and a seminar in the history of witchcraft.

Select Publications
Thomas Erastus and the Palatinate: A Renaissance Physician in the Second Reformation. Leiden, Brill, 2011.
Williams, Gerhard Scholz and Charles D. Gunnoe Jr. eds., Paracelsian Moments: Science, Medicine, and Astrology in Early Modern Europe. Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, no. 64. Kirksville , MO : Truman State University Press, 2002.


Bierma, Lyle D. with Charles D. Gunnoe Jr., Karin Y. Maag and Paul W. Fields, An Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism: Sources, History, and Theology. Studies and Texts in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought, ed. Richard A. Muller. Grand Rapids: Baker, September, 2005.
Translated into Portuguese as: Introdução ao Catecismo de Heidelberg: Fontes, História e Teologia. Trans. Marcos Vasconcelos. Cambuci (São Paulo): Editora Cultura Christã, 2010.
Contributor to: Plummer, Marjorie Elizabeth and Robin Barnes. Ideas and Cultural Margins in Early Modern Germany: Essays in Honor of H.C. Erik Midelfort. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.
Charles Gunnoe, editor; Richard Muller, advisor, The Heidelberg Reformation, I & II.
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Articles
Contributions to Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, and The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History.