Dr. Lester L. Field, Jr., received his B.A. from Gonzaga. He did his
graduate work at UCLA where he received his M.A. and his Ph.D. and served as one of the last graduate students to Dr. Gerhart Ladner. Dr. Field was a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA where he served as a Lecturer and he also held the Henry R. Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale. Currently he is a Professor at the University of Mississippi.
2015 1-4955-0328-3 This is the first study to tap the deep archival reservoirs of Gerhart Ladner’s personal correspondence in an effort to reveal not only Ladner’s valuable intellectual treasures but also the evolution of his groundbreaking research into the history of reform which led to his seminal work The Idea of Reform.
This book examines the lifework of Gerhart Ladner (1905-1993). Winner of the American Historical Association’s Lifetime Award for Scholarly Distinction in 1991, he received the Homer Haskins Medal in 1961 for his seminal work on The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers.