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Thomas W. Worcester, S.J.

History Department
Catholic Studies
Medieval & Renaissance Studies


Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Fields: Early modern Europe; the Reformation; religion and politics in seventeenth-century France

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Office Phone: 508-793-2784
Office: O'Kane 362
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  • Seventeenth-Century Cultural Discourse: France and the Preaching of Bishop Camus (Mounton de Gruyter, 1997).
  • Articles in journals such as Seventeenth-Century French Studies, Sixteenth Century Journal, and French Colonial History.
  • Editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
  • Co-editor of four books: From Rome to Eternity: Catholicism and the Arts in Italy, ca. 1550-1650 (Brill, 2002), Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800 (Worcester Art Museum and University of Chicago Press, 2005), Piety and Plague: From Byzantium to the Baroque (Truman State University Press, 2007), and  The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor (Cambridge University Press, 2010). 


  • 2006 Holy Cross Marguggi Award for Outstanding Scholarship