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

Alan Jacobs and Augustinian Anthropology

Christianity's claims may sound crazy at first. But what if they actually make sense of life's most besetting problems?

Is Jesus an Imperialist? The Problem of Missions and Empire

An episode in the history of American missions shows...

Why Cynicism Is One of the Historian’s Great Gifts to the Church

Phyllis Tickle once claimed that Brian McLaren was our...

The Former Baptist Pastor Who Popularized Ben Franklin’s Electrical Experiments

How Ebenezer Kinnersley, a Baptist pastor who opposed the...

The ‘Jefferson Bible’ and a Founder’s Deism

Lots of people implicitly cut out parts of the...