The Author

John D. Wilsey is assistant professor of history and Christian apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea (IVP Academic, 2015) and has edited an abridgment of Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (Lexham Press, 2016).

The 19th-Century Frenchman You Should Read

The most potent voluntary organization in Tocqueville’s time, and in our time, is the local church.

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society

Despite the bleakness American society faces, an authentic freedom

The Evolution of Religious Liberty

For those of us concerned about the future of