William J. Bulman

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Associate Professor



PhD, Princeton, 2010


Britain, Europe, Atlantic, Global


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Bill Bulman studies the long-term consequences of both the English Revolution and Europe's violent confrontation with pluralism. His first book, Anglican Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2015), re-interprets the early Enlightenment, the post-revolutionary Church of England, and the religious politics of later Stuart England and its empire. His second book, The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern Britain and its Empire (Cambridge, 2021), locates the origins of majority rule in the representative assemblies of early modern Britain and its Atlantic colonies.
The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern Britain and its Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021).
God in the Enlightenment (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) (co-edited with Robert G. Ingram)
Articles and Chapters:
From Anti-Popery and Anti-Puritanism to Orientalism,” in Jason Peacey, ed., Making the British Empire, 1660-1800 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020)
"Postsecular Feminisms in Historical Perspective," in Nandini Deo, ed., Postsecular Feminisms: Religion and Gender in Context (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)
Secularist Sacerdotalism in the Anglican Enlightenment, c. 1660-1730,” in Dan Edelstein and Anton Matytsin, eds., Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)
Enlightenment for the Culture Wars,” in William J. Bulman and Robert G. Ingram, eds., God in the Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 1-41.
Hobbes's Publisher and the Political Business of Enlightenment," Historical Journal 59:2 (2016), 339-364.
Religion, Enlightenment, and the Paradox of Innovation, c. 1650-1760,” in Donald A. Yerxa, ed., Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners? (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 100-112.
Enlightenment and Religious Politics in Restoration England,” History Compass 10:10 (October 2012), 752-764.
“From Reformation to Enlightenment in Post-Civil War Orientalism,”in Koji Yamamoto, ed., Stereotyping in Early Modern Britain (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming, 2021)
“From Renaissance to Enlightenment,” in Ann Blair and Nicholas Popper, eds., New Horizons for Early Modern Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming, 2021)