Diarmaid MacCulloch has been a Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford since 1997, and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford since 1995. The history of Christianity as a subject, Professor MacCulloch has always been immersed in throughout his life as a third-generation Anglican clergyman. Professor MacCulloch has written extensively on Tudor England, and his biography Thomas Cranmer: A Life (Yale University Press, 1996) won the Whitbread Biography, Duff Cooper, and James Tait Black Prizes. More recent publications include Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, 1490-1700 and A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. His latest book is Silence: A Christian History.