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

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

New and Notable Books—Fall 2019

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

The Art of the Book Review

If you can’t go into a review with a

The Changing Use of ‘Evangelical’ in American History

It was not until 1976 that the term evangelical

The Best Biographies of William Wilberforce

Few people have leveraged their lives for the cause