The Author

Thomas S. Kidd is the Vardaman Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University and the author of many books, including Who Is an Evangelical? A History of a Movement in Crisis (Yale, 2019); Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale, 2017); Baptists in America: A History with Barry Hankins (Oxford, 2015); George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale, 2014); and Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (Basic, 2011). You can follow him on Twitter.

 

 

Thomas’s Books

Protestant Relics and the Graves of Whitefield and Edwards

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Evangelicals have always had a complicated relationship with the graves and relics of their heroes.

New and Notable Books—Fall 2019

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Here’s my latest edition of New and Notable Books,

The Art of the Book Review

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If you can’t go into a review with a

The Changing Use of ‘Evangelical’ in American History

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It was not until 1976 that the term evangelical

The Best Biographies of William Wilberforce

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Few people have leveraged their lives for the cause
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