Thursday, 30 August 2012

Faculty Job

Wake Forest University

Assistant Professor, African American Religions

Wake Forest University Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African-American Religions beginning Fall semester 2013. The area of specialization could include ethnography of religion, religion and race, religion and culture, or theological studies. Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the academic study of religion is expected. Teaching responsibilities (nine courses over two years) should include African American Religious Experience, and the development of upper-level courses in the area of specialization. Qualifications include completed or equivalent of Ph.D. and demonstrated skills in teaching to an undergraduate audience. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrate promise for continuing research and publication.
Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. For complete details and to apply, go to or call (336) 758-4700. Applications must include a statement on teaching and research, CV, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Candidates must also supply three letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to (.pdf documents preferred, Word documents accepted). All application materials are due by October 10, 2012. Only online applications will be accepted. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at
Wake Forest University is an EEO/AA employer.

Faculty Job

University of San Diego

Historical Theology/Church History

The UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO announces an open rank, tenure-track position for a theologian with expertise in historical theology and/or church history whose fields of particular specialization fall within the period from early Christianity through the end of the medieval period. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of her or his specialization. Applications from both junior and senior scholars are welcome. The department is strongly committed to diversity and especially encourages applications from ethnic minorities and members of other underrepresented groups.
Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2013. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active scholarly agenda are expected. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. Information about the department is available at
Applications should include a letter of intent, graduate school transcripts, a graduate school dossier with three letters of reference, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials (hard copies only) to: Dr. Ronald Pachence, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492. Applications should be complete by October 29, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Chicago, November 17-18, on a pre-arranged basis. The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and seeks gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations.
Contact: Ronald Pachence, 619-260-2758.
To apply, go to, Job number IRC8262, and register as an applicant. Send hard copies of letter of intent, CV, graduate school transcripts, a graduate school dossier with three letters of reference, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g. syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please do not upload these materials to this site. Send them to:
Dr. Ronald Pachence, Chair
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Faculty Job

University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor North American Religions

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of North American Religions. Ph.D. in hand is expected at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have research expertise in the period between the Revolutionary and First World Wars and more general teaching expertise in American religious history. We seek a colleague whose research interests will complement and/or enhance existing strengths within a department known for its interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. An ability to engage issues of theory and method in the academic study of religion is essential. For more information about the department, see To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at:
Complete applications received by November 5, 2012 will receive full review. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Wade Clark Roof at
The department is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Job

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Assistant Professor of History

Union Presbyterian Seminary, a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is seeking an assistant professor of history, competent to teach the history of Christianity from the second century through the sixteenth. Possible areas of specialization include Christianity in antiquity, medieval or late medieval Christianity and/or early Reformation Christianity. Methodological approaches could include intellectual and theological history, popular piety and religious experience, material culture and art history, social history, or political theory. The candidate teaches in all degree programs, including the Ph.D. He or she holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and is committed to effective teaching and expert scholarship. The candidate demonstrates significant promise for future development as a historian of Christianity. Able to articulate in a compelling manner the challenges of historical analysis, the candidate equips students to interpret their own Christian traditions. The individual aspires to personal integrity, is enthusiastic about the entire mission of the church, and participates actively in the life and work of a congregation, preferably Presbyterian or Reformed. The professor is committed to the history of Christianity as an ecumenical venture undertaken within a broad global context.
This full-time, tenure-track appointment is scheduled to begin July 1, 2013. The search committee will commence its review of applications by October 15. A preliminary set of interviews with a select number of candidates is anticipated at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 2012. To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, CV, and the names of four references to Ms. April Swofford, administrative assistant to the Academic Dean (Richmond) of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 (application materials may also be submitted electronically: For more information, see the UPSem website:

Faculty Job

Truett Theological Seminary/ Baylor University

Practical Theology

Baylor University
Assistant to Full Professor of Practical Theology
George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris (
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree. They must possess ministry experience and be committed to the Baptist tradition with evidence of active involvement in the life of a congregation. They should also have a calling to educate students for ministry in practical theology and demonstrate academic credentials and a commitment to collegiality. Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level and a record of academic publications will be highly valued.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position requires teaching seminary level courses in Practical Theology. The area of specialization is open (e.g., congregational studies, family ministry, homiletics, pastoral care, and youth ministry). Requirements for the position may also include teaching Doctor of Ministry seminars and supervising Doctor of Ministry students. The successful candidate will begin teaching responsibilities in August of 2013.
RANK AND SALARY: Open (Assistant to Full Professor), tenure-track, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The contract is for ten months, with the possibility of additional compensation for teaching a summer course or for a summer sabbatical.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit (1) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position, personal faith, teaching philosophy, research agenda, and evidence of commitment to the ministry and the ongoing life of the Church; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of reference and academic transcripts. Please send all materials to: Dr. Andrew Arterbury, Position 15254, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97126, Waco, Texas 76798-7126. Materials may be submitted electronically to: Additional information may be found at:
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.

Faculty Job

Trinity College Dublin

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

Post Title: Assistant Professor in Religious Studies
Post Status: 5 year contract
Department/Faculty: Department of Religions and Theology, School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary: This appointment will be made on the Department of Education and Skills Lecturer Scale in line with current Government pay policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Thursday 30th August 2012
Applications are invited for a five year appointment based in the Department of Religions and Theology, within the School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics. Candidates should have a PhD in the following areas: classical authors in the study of religion, current debates on religion and modernity, individualisation of religious traditions, religious freedom as a human right, the origin of the world religions in the axial age, and/or the influence of monotheism on the cultural development of Europe and the West.
The appointee will teach undergraduate courses from year 1-4 on methodology of and classical authors in the study of religion, on religion in secular society, and collaborate in postgraduate courses within the School. A demonstrable track record in, and current plan for, research activity is required at the intersection of religious studies, philosophy, sociology and theology. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to administrative duties in the Department.
For further details on this post candidates should visit

Faculty Job

Ohio State University

Religion and Culture

The Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University announces an open rank, tenure track position in Religion and Culture. Candidates applying at the level of assistant, associate or full professor are welcome. Comparative Studies is a uniquely interdisciplinary department that is offering a new major in Religious Studies, but it also has concentrations in folklore, cultural studies, comparative literature, science studies and comparative ethnic and American studies. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in at least one major religious tradition, language area and historical period, as well as an ability to bridge between one or more other concentrations in our department. Candidates working on religion and sexuality, religion and American studies, religion and politics, and religion and science are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome candidates who can work with other programs and departments at Ohio State, such as Classics; History; South Asian Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and others.
Applicants should be prepared to teach an introductory lecture course on world religions, an upper-level theory and methods class for undergraduate majors, an advanced theory seminar for graduate students, and courses on religion and culture related to their own areas of expertise.
Applicants should hold a doctorate in hand by the time of appointment, August 2013. A letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation and curriculum vitae should be sent to the following address by November 1, 2012:
Hugh B. Urban, Chair
Religious Studies Search Committee
451 Hagerty Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. Contact: Hugh B. Urban:, 614-292-9855.

Faculty Job

Indiana University, Department of Religious Studies

Early Christianity

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank in Early Christianity. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Beyond a strong research record in their area of specialization, applicants should also demonstrate engagement with wider issues in the study of religion. The successful application will document ongoing research, a record of creative and effective teaching, and an active professional profile. Teaching obligations will extend from introductory courses in New Testament to upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate training at the master's and doctoral levels. Deadline for applications: Monday, October 1, 2012. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Professor Constance Furey, Chair, Early Christianity Search, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 230, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2601. Applicants should anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Faculty Job

Colorado College

Assistant Professor in Global Christianity/ies

The Colorado College Religion Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Global Christianity/ies beginning in the fall of 2013. We seek a promising scholar of religion trained in anthropological or sociological methodologies, with broad knowledge of Christian traditions and specialization in one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Candidates should be familiar with theoretical issues in the study of religion, and training in race and ethnic studies, gender studies, and/or post-colonial studies is desirable. Ph.D. by the time of appointment and commitment to undergraduate teaching required. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to Christianity and specialized courses in his or her fields, and will supervise senior theses. Please note that this position is not in New Testament, Early Christianity or Missiology. The Religion Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the College community; candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their particular strengths or experiences.

Letters of application should explain teaching experience and research interests in detail. Complete dossier must include letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and graduate transcripts. Applications will be accepted only electronically; deadline is October 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2012. Questions only may be addressed to Tracy Coleman, Chair,

To begin the electronic application process, please click the following HR link:

Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution with a history of innovative and interdisciplinary teaching. The College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.

Faculty Job

College of the Holy Cross

Religion in the Americas

The Department of Religious Studies of the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Religion in the Americas to begin in August 2013.Preferred applicants will have specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: religion in the New World, African or African-derived religions in the Americas, Native American religions. The position is open to all scholars whose methodological competencies are represented in the academic study of religion: historians of religion, ethnographers, and theologians are all encouraged to apply.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) is required. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to
Applications are due by October 15.
Select candidates will be invited to interview at the 2012 AAR/SBL meeting in Chicago on Saturday, November 17. From this group, finalists will be chosen to interview on campus at the College of the Holy Cross.
Inquiries may be addressed to Mathew N. Schmalz, search committee chair, Department of Religious Studies, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 01610 [].
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 4-5 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Faculty Job

Trinity College

History of Christian Thought

Trinity College, a non-sectarian liberal arts college, Department of Religion invites applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D., and present some teaching experience. The person filling this position will offer undergraduate courses in the areas of the history of Christian thought and Christian ethics, past and present. The primary period of training may be in any one of the following areas: Patristic Fathers, Medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, Modern, Contemporary, and/or Post-Modern, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a course in American Religious History. Secondary fields may include European religious history, world Christianity, and/or specialized approaches such as Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, or Process Theology. The college has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four each for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research. For full consideration, send a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, sample of scholarly writing, and at least three letters of reference to Prof. Ronald C. Kiener, Chair, Department of Religion, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. All application materials are due by October 15, 2012. EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department of Religion's web page may be accessed at:

Monday, 27 August 2012

Faculty Job

Rollins College

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Rollins College
Winter Park, FLThe Department of Religion and Philosophy at Rollins College, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in Winter Park, Florida, invites applications for a 2 year visiting position in Religious Studies, with the possibility of renewal. This full-time visiting assistant professor position will begin in August 2013.
We are seeking a teacher/scholar with academic training in Christianity, who could also offer a variety of courses, which might include New Testament, Religion in America, Religious Ethics, Religion and Literature, Women and Religion, Religion and Science, or an introduction to Islam.
Responsibilities: the expected teaching load for this position is six courses, distributed over a two-term academic year.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Religious Studies with a commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education.
Please upload the following materials merged together as follows:
(1) A cover letter;
(2) A curriculum vita;
(3) Writing sample;
(4) Three letters of recommendation; and
(5) Teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, areas of teaching interest, syllabi, and teaching evaluations)
Review of applications will begin Fall 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website:
Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Review of Phillis Wheatley in Books and Culture

My review of Vincent Carretta's book, Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage, has been posted on the Books and Culture website. Take a look.

Monday, 20 August 2012


Today was the first day of the fall semester at UTC. For my course on "Contemporary Religious Issues," I told the class about some of the movies that I am planning on showing, one of which is the Emmy-nominated documentary, Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher. I learned about Frisbee in a course on Fundamentalism taught by George Marsden and Bill Svelmoe at a summer school session at Regent College.

Lonnie Frisbee was an incredibly interesting person. He experienced spiritual visions while tripping on acid outside of Palm Springs. Around the time that he became interested in Christianity, he met Chuck Smith and became a lightning rod for Smith's Calvary Chapel congregation at Costa Mesa, CA. Serving on the church's staff, Frisbee drew a multitude of California's hippie youth to Calvary Chapel. Later parting with Smith over theological differences, Frisbee joined forces with John Wimber to help found the Vineyard Movement. Frisbee's ministry was called into question, however, when he admitted to being a homosexual. Frisbee felt obliged to leave the Vineyard Movement and he eventually died of AIDS. This is a story not often told by the founders of Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard Movement.

The video chronicles Frisbee's life, charismatic preaching style, and contribution to the Jesus Movement. I have no doubt that the video will spark some interesting class discussions.

Friday, 17 August 2012

The Most Famous Man in 19th-Century America

With one week before the start of the semester, I chose to read Debby Applegate's book, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. I had leafed through several other books on my shelves, including Sarah Rivett's The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England and Amanda Porterfield's Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation, but I decided to take a break from reading academic monographs. I couldn't have picked a more refreshing book than Applegate's.

I'm about half-way through and can easily say that this is an extremely well-written and engaging biography of arguably the most famous American preacher in the nineteenth century. Henry Ward Beecher was the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the son of Lyman Beecher, the New England minister who went on to serve as the founding president of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. Applegate presents H. W. Beecher as a shy boy who overcomes his insecurities to become a masterful rhetorician and extroverted preacher. Over time Beecher rejects the message that he was accustomed to hearing as a child of God's judgment, instead promoting the love of God towards humanity. Toward the end of his life, Beecher gained national headlines when he was accused of having an adulterous relationship with one of his parishioners.

Applegate is a superb writer, and the book is very well researched (Applegate earned a PhD in American Studies at Yale University). There is one issue, however, that I did not think received adequate treatment. She presents Lyman Beecher as a "Puritan" who preached "fire and brimstone" messages on God's wrath and judgment. Yet after these opening chapters on the elder Beecher's role as the town dictator of Litchfield, Connecticut, she sneaks in that he was scrutinized by conservative Calvinists for holding liberal theological views. After he moved to Cincinnati, Lyman was put on trial for his perceived heterodoxy (he was acquitted). In reading this type of background information, one wonders if Applegate had digested the nuances between the various types of Calvinism taught and practiced in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. In fairness, some of the debates between the Old and New School Presbyterians and New England and New Haven ministers are difficult to digest. Nonetheless, it would have been nice to have placed Lyman Beecher within the proper theological context.

Putting aside these comments, I can't praise this book enough. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to read an intelligent biography about a key American figure.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Books that I Wanted to Read before the Start of the Semester

I feel as though I have accomplished quite a bit this summer. I traveled to Britain, logged 2,400 miles of driving to archives in the northeast, wrote a book review, nearly finished the manuscript for my next book, and prepared for my fall courses. However, I was hoping to read more "fun" books that have been lying dormant on my shelves. With a week left before the semester, here are the books I wanted to read:

The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England by Sarah Rivett

Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America by Katerine Carte Engel

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England by Richard A. Bailey
Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia by Randolph Ferguson Scully

A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England by David D. Hall

The Religion of the Heart by Ted A. Campbell

The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History by Emma Rothschild

When Benjamin Franklin Met the Reverend Whitefield: Enlightenment, Revival, and the Power of the Printed Word by Peter Charles Hoffer

Bodies of Belief: Baptist Community in Early America by Janet Moore Lindman

Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation by Amanda Porterfield

The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2: Enlightenment and Expansion, 1707-1800 edited by Stephen Brown and Warren McDougall

Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism by Chris Beneke

Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian by Paul Brewster

Offering Christ to the World: Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and the Revival of Eighteenth Century Particular Baptist Life by Peter J. Morden

One Heart and One Soul: John Suttcliff of Olney, His Friends and His Times by Michael A. G. Haykin

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo

Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism by Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe

Book List for Religion and American Life

This Fall at UTC I am teaching "Religion in American Life." I decided to use the aptly titled, Religion in American Life by Butler, Wacker, and Balmer as the course textbook. One of the requirements for this course is to read and write a review of one of the books below. I obviously have a bias (and more knowledge) toward Protestantism and so if there are any books that I should add to this list (preferably university press texts)--in any of the categories listed below--please let me know.

Book List for Religion in American Life

Book List for Religion in American Life

General Reading on Religion in the United States
1.       Beneke, Chris. Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism. Oxford, 2008.
2.       Butler, Jon.  Awash in a Sea of Faith:  Christianizing the American People.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1990.
3.       Fea, John. Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction. WJK, 2011.
4.       Holifield, E. Brooks.  God’s Ambassadors:  A History of the Christian Clergy in America.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2007.
5.       Kuklick, Bruce.  Churchmen and Philosophers:  From Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1984.
6.       McDannell, Colleen.  Material Christianity:  Religion and Popular Culture in America.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1995.
7.       Moore, R. Laurence.  Selling God:  American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1994.
8.       Robert, Dana.  American Women in Mission.  Macon, Ga.:  Mercer University Press, 1996.
9.       Turner, James.  Without God, Without Creed:  The Origins of Unbelief in America.  Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.

Religious Traditions and Movements in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

1.       Axtel, James.  The Invasion Within:  The Conquest of Cultures in Colonial North America.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1985. 
2.       Balmer, Randall.  A Perfect Babel of Confusion; Dutch Religion and English Culture in the Middle Colonies.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1989. 
3.       Bonomi, Patricia U.  Under the Cope of Heaven:  Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1986.
4.       Brekus, Catherine A.  Strangers and Pilgrims:  Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 
5.       Buckley, Thomas E.  Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776-1787.  Charlottesville:  University Press of Virginia, 1977.
6.       Coalter, Milton J., Jr.  Gilbert Tennent, Son of Thunder:  A Case Study of Continental Pietism’s Impact on the First Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies.  New York:  Greenwood, 1986. 
7.       Crawford, Patricia.  Women and Religion in England, 1500-1750.  New York:  Routledge, 1996.
8.       Demos, John Putnam.  Entertaining Satan:  Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1982.
9.       Fiering, Norman.  Jonathan Edwards’s Moral Thought and Its British Context.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1981.
10.   Frey, Sylvia R.  Water from the Rock:  Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age.  Princeton, N.J.;  Princeton University Press, 1991.
11.   Gaustad, Edwin S.  Faith of the Founders:  Religion and the New Nation, 1776-1826.  Waco, Tex.:  Baylor University Press, 2004.
12.   Hall, David D.  The Faithful Shepherd:  A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1972.
13.   Hall, David D.  Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment:  Popular Religious Belief in Early New England.  New York:  Knopf, 1989.
14.   Hall, Timothy D.  Contested Boundaries:  Itinerancy and the Reshaping of the Colonial American Religious World.  Durham, N.C.:  Duke University Press, 1994.
15.   Holifield, E. Brooks.  Theology in America:  Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003.
16.   Hutchison, William, R.  Religious Pluralism in America:  The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003.
17.   Isaac, Rhys.  The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1982.
18.   Juster, Susan.  Disorderly Women:  Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England.  Ithaca, N.Y.:  Cornell University Press, 1994.
19.   Kidd, Thomas S. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Religion. Basic Books, 2010.
20.   Kidd, Thomas S. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. Yale, 2009.
21.   Lambert, Frank.  Inventing the “Great Awakening.”  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.
22.   Larson, Rebecca. Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775. UNC, 2000.
23.   Marietta, Jack D.  The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.
24.   Porterfield, Amanda. Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation. Chicago, 2012.
25.   Porterfield, Amanda. Female Piety in Puritan New England: The Emergence of Religious Humanism. Oxford, 1991.
26.   Reff, Daniel T.  Plagues, Priests, and Demons:  Sacred Narrativs and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2005.
27.   Rhoden, Nancy L.  Revolutionary Anglicanism:  The Colonial Church of England Clergy During the American Revolution.  New York:  New York University Press, 1999.
28.   Schmidt, Leigh Eric.  Hearing Things:  Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 2000. 
29.   Schmidt, Leigh Eric.  Holy Fairs:  Scottish Communions and American Revivals in the Early Modern Period.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 1989.
30.   Stein, Stephen J.  The Shaker Experience in America:  A History of the United Society of Believers.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1992.
31.   Stout, Harry S.  The Divine Dramatist:  George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1991.
32.   Stout, Harry S.  The New England Soul:  Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1986.
33.   Thornton, John.  Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1680.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
34.   Tracy, Patricia J.  Jonathan Edwards, Pastor:  Religion and Society in Eighteenth Century Northampton. New York:  Hill and Wang, 1980.
35.   Upton, Del.  Holy Things and Profane:  Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia.  Cambridge, Mass.:  MIT Press, 1986
36.   Valeri, Mark. Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.
37.   Westerkamp, Marilyn J.  Triumph of the Laity:  Scots-Irish Piety and the Great Awakening, 1625-1760.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1988.
38.   Wheeler, Rachel M.  To Live Upon Hope:  Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press, 2008.
39.   Winner, Lauren F.  A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith:  Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2010.

American Religious Traditions and Movements in the Nineteenth Century

1.       Arrington, Leonard J., and Davis Bitton.  The Mormon Experience.  2nd ed.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 1992.
2.       Carwardine, Richard J.  Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1993.
3.       Croce, Paul Jerome.  Science and Religion in the Era of William James:  Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
4.       Dorrien, Gary.  The Making of American Liberal Theology:  Imaging Progressive Religion, 1805-1900.  Louisville, Ky.:  Westminster John Knox, 2002.
5.       Evensen, Bruce J. God’s Man for the Gilded Age: D.L. Moody and the Rise of Modern Mass Evangelism. Oxford, 2003.
6.       Fogarty, Robert S.  All Things New:  American Communes and Utopian Movements, 1860-1914.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1990.
7.       Gottschalk, Stephen.  The Emergence of Christian Science in American Religious Life.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1973.
8.       Graber, Jennifer.  The Furnace of Affliction:  Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
9.       Grammer, Elizabeth Elkin. Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America. Oxford, 2002.
10.   Hatch, Nathan O.  The Democratization of American Christianity.  New Haven, Yale University Press, 1989.
11.   Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F.  Religion and Society in Frontier California.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1994.
12.   Numbers, Ronald.  Darwinism Comes to America.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1998.
13.   Schneider, Gregory.  The Way of the Cross Leads Home:  The Domestication of American Methodism.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1993.
14.   Stout, Harry S.  Upon the Altar of the Nation:  A Moral History of the Civil War.  New York:  Viking, 2006.

American Religious Traditions and Movements in the Twentieth (and 21st) Century

1.       Alexander, Thomas G.  Mormonism in Transition:  A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 1986.
2.       Balmer, Randall.  Thy Kingdom Come:  How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America.  New York:  Basic Books, 2006.
3.       Bauer, Susan Wise The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America, Princeton, 2008.
4.       Bruns, Roger A.  Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 2002.
5.       Gilbert, James.  Redeeming Culture:  American Religion in an Age of Science.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1997.
6.       Griffith, R.  Marie.  Born Again Bodies:  Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2004.
7.       Larson, Edward J.  Summer for the Gods:  The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion.  New York:  Basic Books, 1997.
8.       Lienesch, Michael.  Redeeming America:  Piety and Politics in the New Christian Right.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
9.       Lindsay, D. Michael. Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite. Oxford University Press, 2007.
10.   Newport, Kenneth G. C. The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect. Oxford, 2006.
11.   Prothero, Stephen R.  American Jesus:  How the Son of God Became a National Icon.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
12.   Reiser, Andrew Chamberlain.  The Chautauqua Moment:  Protestants, Progressives, and the Culture of Modern Liberalism.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2003.
13.   Robinson, Thomas A. and Lanette D. Ruff, Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era.Oxford, 2011.
14.   Shapiro, Edward S.  A Time for Healing:  American Jewry Since World War II.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
15.   Turner, John G. Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America. UNC, 2008.
16.   Warren, Heather A. Theologians of a New World Order: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Christian Realists, 1920-1948. Oxford, 1997.
17.   Winston, Diane.  Red-Hot and Righteous:  The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1999.
18.   Wuthnow, Robert. After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion. Princeton, 2010.
19.   Wuthnow, Robert.  The Restructuring of American Religion:  Society and Faith since World War II.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 1988.

African American Religious Traditions

1.       Best, Wallace D.  Passionately Human, No Less Divine:  Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952.  Princeton, 2005. 
2.       Chappell, David L.  A Stone of Hope:  Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
3.       Evans, Curtis J. The Burden of Black Religion. Oxford, 2008.
4.       Dyson, Michael Eric. Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture. Oxford, 1996.
5.       Freedman, Samuel G.  Upon This Rock:  The Miracles of a Black Church.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1993.
6.       Higginbontham, Evelyn Brooks.  Righteous Discontent:  The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1993.
7.       Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F.  Setting Down the Sacred Past:  African American Race Histories.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2010.
8.       Morgan, Philip.  Slave Counterpoint:  Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
9.       Sensbach, John F.  Rebecca’s Revival:  Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2005.
10.   Sensbach, John F.  A Separate Canaan:  The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina 1763-1840.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
11.   Sernett, Milton C. Bound for the Promised Land: African American Religion and the Great Migration Duke, 1997.
12.   Weisenfeld, Judith.  African American Women and Christian Activism:  New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1997.

Asian American Religious Traditions

1.       Cheah, Joseph. Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation Oxford, 2011.
2.       Fields, Rick.  How the Swans Came to the Lake:  A Narrative History of Buddhism in America.  3rd ed.  Boston:  Shambhala, 1992.
3.       Tweed, Thomas A.  The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912:  Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1992.
4.       Williams, Raymond Brady.  Religious of Immigrants from India and Pakistan:  New Threads in the American Tapestry.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1988.
5.       Versluis, Arthur. American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions. Oxford, 1993.

Catholicism in America

1.       Dolan, Jay P.  The Immigrant Church:  New York’s Irish and German Catholics, 1815-1865.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
2.       Dolan, Jay P.  The American Catholic Experience:  A History from Colonial Times to the Present.  Garden City, N.Y.:  Doubleday, 1985.
3.       Dolan, Jay P. In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension. Oxford, 2003.
4.       Fisher, James T.  The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
5.       Gleason, Philip.  Keeping the Faith:  American Catholicism Past and Present.  Notre Dame, Ind.:  University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.
6.       Kane, Paula.  Separatism and Subculture; Boston Catholicism, 1900-1920.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
7.       Massa, Mark S. The American Catholic Revolution: How the Sixties Changed the Church Forever. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
8.       McGreevey, John T.  Catholicism and American Freedom:  A History.  New York:  W.W. Norton and Company, 2003.
9.       McGreevey, John T.  Parish Boundaries:  The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1996.
10.   O’Toole, James M.  The Faithful:  A History of Catholics in America.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2008.
11.   Pasquier, Michael. Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870. Oxford, 2009.
12.   Tweed, Thomas A.  Our Lady of the Exile:  Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1997.
13.   Weber, David J.  The Spanish Frontier in North America.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1992.

Islam in America

1.       Abdo, Geneive.  Mecca and Main Street:  Muslim Life in America after 9/11.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2006.
2.       Curtis, Edward E. Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975. UNC, 2006.
3.       Gardell, Mattias.  In the Name of Elijah Muhammad:  Louis Farrakham and the Nation of Islam.  Durham, N.C.:  Duke University Press, 1996.
4.       Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck.  The Muslims of America.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1991.
5.       Kidd, Thomas S. American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims From the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism. Princeton, 2008.
6.       Metcalf, Barbara Daly.  Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1996.
7.       Smith, Jane I.  Islam in America.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 1999.
8.       Turner, Richard Brent.  Islam in the African-American Experience.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1997.

Judaism in America

1.       Diner, Hasia R.  Lower East Side Memories:  A Jewish Place in America.  Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 2000.
2.       Dinnerstein, Leonard.  Antisemitism in America.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1994.
3.       Joselit, Jenna Weissman.  The Wonders of America:  Reinventing Jewish Culture, 1880-1950.  New York:  Hill& Wang, 1994.
4.       Sachar, Howard M.  A History of the Jews in America.  New York:  Knopf, 1992.
5.       Sarna, Jonathan D.  American Judaism:  A History.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2005.

Native American Religious Traditions
1.       Fisher, Linford D. The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. Oxford, 2012.
2.       Hultkrantz, Ake and Monica Setterwall. The Religions of the American Indians. California, 1981.
3.       Jenkins, Philip. Dream Catchers: How Mainstream America Discovered Native Spirituality. Oxford, 2005.
4.       McAlister, Elizabeth A.  Rara:  Vodou, Power, and Performance in Haiti and Its Diaspora.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2002.
5.       McLoughlin, William G.  The Cherokees and Christianity:  1794-1870.  Athens:  University of Georgia Press, 1994.
6.       Merrell, James H.  The Indians’ New World:  Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era of Removal.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
7.       Wenger, Tisa.  We Have a Religion:  The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
8.       Wheeler, Rachel.  To Live Upon Hope:  Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast.  Ithaca, N.Y.:  Cornell University Press, 2008.

Protestantism in America

1.       Ammerman, Nancy.  Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention.  New Brunswick, N.J.:  Rutgers University Press, 1990.
2.       Blumhofer, Edith L.  Restoring the Faith:  The Assemblies of God, Pentecostalism, and American Culture.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 1993.
3.       Boylan, Anne M.  Sunday School:  The Formation of an American Institution, 1790-1880.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1988.
4.       Bressler, Ann Lee. The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880. Oxford, 2001.
5.       Carpenter, Joel A.  Revive Us Again:  The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1997.
6.       Curtis, Heather D.  Faith in the Great Physician:  Suffering and Divine Healing in American Culture, 1960-1900.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
7.       Dochuk, Darren.  From Bible Belt to Sun Belt:  Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservativism.  New York:  W.W. Norton, 2010.
8.       Givens, Terryl L. By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion. Oxford, 2003.
9.       Givens, Terryl L. People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture. Oxford, 2007.
10.   Harvey, Paul.  Redeeming the South:  Religious Cultures and Racial Identities among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
11.   Hudnut-Beumler, James.  In Pursuit of the Almighty’s Dollar:  A History of Money and American Protestantism.  Chapel Hill, N.C.:  University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
12.   Longfield, Bradley J. The Presbyterian Controversy: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Moderates. Oxford, 1993.
13.   Marsden, George M.  Fundamentalism and American Culture:  The Shaping of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism:  1870-1925.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1980.
14.   Martin, William.  With God on Our Side:  The Rise of the Religious Right in America.  New York:  Broadway, 1996.
15.   May, Henry F.  The Enlightenment in America.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1976.
16.   Miller, Steven P.  Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
17.   Putney, Clifford.  Muscular Christianity:  Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2001.
18.   Sack, Daniel.  Whitebread Protestants:  Food and Religion in American Culture.  New York:  St.  Martin’s Press, 2000.
19.   Swartz, David R. The Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism. Pennsylvania, 2012.
20.   Thuesen, Peter J.  In Discordance with the Scriptures:  American Protestant Battles over Translating the Bible.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1999.
21.   Wacker, Grant.  Heaven Below:  Early Pentecostals and American Culture.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 2001.
22.   Wigger, John. Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America. Oxford, 1998.

1.       Angell, Stephen W.  Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African-American Religion in the South.  Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 1992.
2.       Blumhofer, Edith L.  Aimee Semple McPherson:  Everybody’s Sister.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1993.
3.       Blumhofer, Edith L.  Her Heart Can See:  The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 2005.
4.       Bordin, Ruth. Frances Willard: A Biography. UNC, 2001.
5.       Bushman, Richard L.  Joseph Smith:  Rough Stone Rolling.  New York:  Knopf, 2005.
6.       Cunningham, Lawrence.  Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1999.
7.       D’Elia, John A. A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America. Oxford, 2008.
8.       Dorset, Lyle W.  Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1991.
9.       Fitzmier, John R. New England’s Moral Legislator: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817. Indiana, 1998.
10.   Gaustad, Edwin S.  Sworn on the Altar of God:  A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1996.
11.   Gill, Gillian.  Mary Baker Eddy.  Reading, Mass.:  Perseus, 1998.
12.   Grigg, John A. The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon. Oxford, 2009.
13.   Guelzo, Allen.  Abraham Lincoln, Redeemer President.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1999.
14.   Gutjahr, Paul C. Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy. Oxford, 2011.
15.   Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E.  Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism.  Grand Rapids, Mich.:  Eerdmans, 1996.
16.   Hankins, Barry. Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
17.   Harrell, David Edwin, Jr.  Oral Roberts:  An American Life.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1985.
18.   Harrell, David Edwin, Jr.  Pat Robertson:  A Life and Legacy.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2010.
19.   Lischer, Richard. The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America. Oxford, 1997.
20.   Marable, Manning.  Malcolm X:  A Life of Reinvention.  New York:  Viking, 2011.
21.   Marsden, George.  Jonathan Edwards:  A Life.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003.
22.   Miller, Robert M.  Harry Emerson Fosdick:  Preacher, Pastor, Prophet.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1985.
23.   Richard S. Newman, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers (NYU, 2009)
24.   Raser, Harold E.  Pheobe Palmer, Her Life and Thought.  Lewiston, N.Y.:  E.  Mellen, 1987.
25.   Ruffin, J. Rixey. A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic. Oxford, 2007.
26.   Schmidt, Leigh  Eric.  Heaven’s Bride:  The Unprintable life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman.  New York:  Basic Books, 2011.
27.   Seaman, Ann Rowe.  Swaggart:  The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist.  New York:  Continuum, 1999.
28.   Sutton, Avery. Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America. Harvard, 2007.
29.   Wigger, John. American Saint: Francis Asbury and the Methodists. Oxford, 2009.
30.   Wills, Richard W. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God. Oxford, 2009.