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Robert G. Ingram

Professor of Humanities and Associate Director
CSE E502
By appointment. Please contact Jaclyn Wright (jmwright@ufl.edu).

Robert G. Ingram’s research focuses on the early history of liberal democracy in the English-speaking world, with particular focus on religion and politics. He is the author of Reformation Without End: Religion, Politics and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England and Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England. He has co-edited a number of books, including People Power: Popular Sovereignty from Machiavelli to Modernity, Freedom of Speech, 1500–1850 and God in the Enlightenment. A new edited collection, Capitalism: Histories, will appear later in 2024. He is also co-editor of a new book series on intellectual history called Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850.

Current Project

Ingram’s current book project is The Religion of the State: Sovereignty, Pluralism and Constitutionalism, 1890–1920. He is also currently co-editing Liberal Democracy and the Age of Revolution, as well as a scholarly edition of the memoirs and correspondence of the Whig politician John Lord Hervey (1696–1743), which will be published by Oxford University Press, and an edition of Conyers Middleton’s Free Inquiry into the Miraculous Powers (1749), which will be published by the Liberty Fund.



  • Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia, 2002
  • M.A. in History, University of Virginia, 1995
  • B.A. in History, The University of the South, 1993

Publications - Books

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