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

Introducing My New American History Textbook

A video introduction to my latest project, an American History textbook.

Patriots and Pastors: The Case of Jonathan Mayhew

War usually needs sacred sanction. Did the American Revolution

Jonathan Edwards and the Damage of the Great Awakening

The pleasures and challenges of a life of faith

The Danger of Politicized Pastors

America’s Founders knew that political partisanship turns the church