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

‘20 and Odd Negroes’ Are Brought to Virginia: The 400th Anniversary

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Remembering and lamenting the beginnings of slavery in colonial America.

Franklin, Whitefield, and the Future of Christian Higher Education

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Thomas Kidd on a debate between George Whitefield and

New and Notable Books – Summer 2019

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The inaugural post of a series of occasional lists

Anointed with Oil: Evangelicals and the Petroleum Industry

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An interview with historian Darren Dochuk on the outsized

How Many of the Founding Fathers Went to ‘Seminary’?

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Exaggerated claims about the Christian education of the Founders
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