One of the bright young evangelical historians of American history and religion—following in the path of Noll, Marsden, Stout, and others—is Baylor’s Thomas S. Kidd. Lord willing we’ll be seeing more of his helpful work for years to come. His books thus far include The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America (2009), God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution (2010), and the new Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (2011). His next project is a biography of George Whitefield for Yale University Press.

To learn more about Professor Kidd and his perspective on American history—and Patrick Henry in particular—you can listen to or read this conversation with Kidd and Albert Mohler.

You can also listen to, read an excerpt from, or watch below a conversation with Kidd and Marvin Olasky.

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6 thoughts on “American History and Patrick Henry: Conversations with Thomas Kidd”

  1. Tom Troxell says:

    Thanks for posting this interview with Thomas Kidd. I recently discovered his works; have finished “God of Liberty” and am working through “Patrick Henry” and “The Great Awakening.”

    1. Thomas Kidd says:

      Thank you Tom! I really appreciate Justin sharing this.

  2. Gary H. says:

    “God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution” is an excellent book. I really enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot. Very balanced.

  3. Thoroughly enjoyable. I had the privilege of reviewing Dr. Kidd’s work, The Great Awakening,in the Baptist Banner and found it most refreshing.

  4. Justin, the Amazon links don’t seem to work.

  5. James S says:

    Thanks for this post.
    I have already learned much from Dr. Kidd from a c-span2 book lecture he did a couple years ago on his excellent book ‘God of Liberty’. It was fascinatingly informative. I now have a much better perspective on Thomas Jefferson and his role in helping to shape America.

    I have no doubt that his Patrick Henry and forthcoming George Whitefield books will be equally fascinating, informative and memorable.

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