Flynn Cratty

Yale University Department of History

Flynn Cratty is a PhD candidate in history at Yale University who researches the religious, cultural, and intellectual history of early modern France and England. His dissertation, “The Soul in Paraphrase": Prayer and the Changing Mental Worlds of Early Modern France and England, argues that prayer became a source of acute conflict as Europeans struggled to know how to pray in light of shifting ideas about God’s providence, the intercession of saints, and the possibility of miracles.