The Author

Thomas S. Kidd is distinguished professor of history at Baylor University and the author of several books, including Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (Basic, 2011), George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale, 2014), Baptists in America: A History with Barry Hankins (Oxford, 2015), and Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale, 2017). You can follow him on Twitter.

Thomas’s Books

Phillis Wheatley: An Evangelical and the First Published African American Female Poet

“In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom.”

C. S. Lewis, Public Intellectual

Alister McGrath’s biography of C.S. Lewis presents an honest,

Incomprehensible Evangelicals and the Death of John Allen Chau

In a post-Christian culture, we can expect more observers

‘A New Birth of Freedom’: The Gettysburg Address

What is lost when the new birth becomes tied

Graduate Work in Theology or History?

If you want to study religious history, it can