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

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If you want to study religious history, it can make a big difference if you go to a religion department, a seminary, or a

Five Great Books on the Puritans

Five great books on the Puritans, the endlessly fascinating

Frederick Douglass, Evangelicals, and the Mexican War

“What say our evangelical clergy to this blasphemy? That

A British Baptist on the Civil War and Slavery

“The day of reckoning from the throne of the

8 Rules of Social Media Wisdom

Going off half-cocked is now widely perceived as a virtue.