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

The Art of the Book Review

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If you can’t go into a review with a generous attitude, it would probably be best not to write it.

The Changing Use of ‘Evangelical’ in American History

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It was not until 1976 that the term evangelical

The Best Biographies of William Wilberforce

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Few people have leveraged their lives for the cause

Jonathan Edwards, Mentor

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When we think of Jonathan Edwards, most probably think

5 Great Books on Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson was no evangelical, but he is of
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