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October 20, 2017
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Dr. Jason Sager

Contract Academic Staff

Contact Information

Office Location: DAWB 4-117 & RCW 311 (Brantford)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Academic Background

I completed my PhD in November 2007. My thesis is entitled, "Devotion and the Political: Sermon and Devotional Literature in the Reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII, 1598-1643," in which I examined the role of Catholic sermons and devotional books in establishing royal authority in early Bourbon France. My BA is from the University of Guelph and I earned my MA at Brigham Young University from 1999-2001. Currently, I am teaching a variety of courses at WLU ranging from the medieval period to the late early modern period.
I am completing a review of a biography of the Capucin Pere Joseph for the Sixteenth-Century Journal.


Academic Interests

 My academic interests include early modern state formation, the history of the Gallican church, early modern French humanism and political thought, with an emphasis on questions of power and royal authority. Late medieval intellectual thought.

Recent Publications


François de Sales and Catholic Reform in Seventeenth-Century France, Dutch Review of Church History. 85 (2006): 269-282.