Lisa Diller



Lisa Clark Diller teaches on the early modern world at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga TN.   Her dissertation from the University of Chicago focused on the English Catholic contributions to the Act of Toleration in 1689. She researches and writes on religious minorities and the development of modern liberal democracy. She is currently investigating the strategies of Catholic parents as they passed along their faith to their children in the face of persecution. Her writing has appeared in Church History, Fide et Historia, Exchange, and in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Seventh-Day Adventists.  She is the past president of the Southern Conference on British History, the in-coming president of the Conference on Faith and History, and the current president of the Association of SDA Historians.  She and her husband Tommy enjoy caring for their pets and plants, traveling with and to visit their ten nieces and nephews, and cycling in beautiful places.