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

Why Dwight Moody Was Billy Graham’s Key Predecessor

How Dwight Moody and Billy Graham fused traditional evangelical beliefs and piety with the flexibility and power of the parachurch organization.

New Billy Graham Archive Collections to Be Opened to the Public

“These collections are a treasure house for anyone interested...

Will There Ever Be Another Billy Graham?

If God chooses to raise up “another Billy Graham,”...

Bruce Hindmarsh on the Spirit of Early Evangelicalism

Evangelicals are most themselves not when trying to be...

The Story Behind Billy Graham’s Prison-Built Casket

Why is the celebrated evangelist going to be buried...