Dr. Seth A. Parry came to Belhaven in 2016 after 8 years at Emmanuel College and 4 years at Brooklyn College. He received his B.A. in history from Houghton College, an M.A. from Hunter College, and a Ph.D. with Renaissance Certificate from the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Raised in a Christian household, he has never known a time apart from Christ, and appreciates that Belhaven allows him to present the history he teaches from a Christian perspective/worldview. He is a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Madison.
Dr. Parry met his wife while at college, and they have three children together. He enjoys long-distance running and has completed 6 marathons. He enjoys all sorts of reading and rooting for his beloved (but generally unsuccessful) hometown Cleveland sports teams.
Areas of Expertise
European History (especially the Early Modern Period)
Renaissance and Reformation Through the French Revolution, Roughly 1400-1800)
Worldview History Component
Religious History (Christian/Islam)
Dr. Parry is the author of a number of articles for Oxford Bibliographies, including entries on the Italian humanists Francesco Barbaro, Lauro Quirini, and Bernardo Guistiniani.
He is also a regular book review contributor to Fides et Historia, and has recently written on The Refugee-Diplomat by Diego Pirillo, The Jesuits and Italian Universities by Paul Grendler, The Wise King by Simon Doubleday, and Machiavelli by Christopher Celenza.
He has also contributed book reviews to Renaissance Quarterly on texts originally written in French and Italian.