Thesis title: The Devotion of Collecting. Ministers and the Culture of Print in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic
Supervisor: Professor Andrew Pettegree
Forrest comes from Raleigh, North Carolina. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Campbell University (2013), then he received a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary (2016). His doctoral research examines ministerial book collections in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic—the kind of books they owned and why they owned them. Through the first comprehensive analysis of available ministers' book auction catalogs, he will complete an investigation the libraries of these central cultural figures.
His research interests further include the history of the Reformation, religious toleration, and the interaction of ministers and the political and cultural sphere.
MO1007: The Early Modern Western World, c. 1450–c. 1770