The Author

Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon family professor of American history at Emory University. He was born and raised in England but has lived in America for most of his adult life and became a U.S. citizen in 2012. He is the author of seven books, including Religion in America Since 1945: A History, and the speaker in eight lecture series from The Great Courses, including one on American Religious History

How Novels Have Marked American Religious History

For the last 150 years, Americans have been writing religious novels. Here’s a short guide to some of the most illuminating.