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

Boston’s ‘Quiet Revival’ Since the 1960s

We often think of New England as one of the country’s most unchurched regions. So how did the number of churches double in Boston

Who Was Lady Jane Grey, the 9-Day Queen?

Not enough people knew about Lady Jane Grey, a

Jerry Falwell and the Evangelical/Fundamentalist Split on Civil Rights

Why the backstory on fundamentalists and segregation makes the

How the Christian Right Became Prolife on Abortion and Transformed the Culture Wars

“While conservative Christians remain an important part of our

The Border, the Families, and the Church

Francisco Cantu’s The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from