Thomas S. Kidd
|Born||1971 (age 51–52)|
|Doctoral advisor||George Marsden|
|Main interests||18th-century North American evangelicalism|
Thomas S. Kidd (born 1971) is an American historian, currently a Distinguished Professor at Baylor Universityand Distinguished professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before becoming a professor, Kidd studied at the University of Notre Dame. He is a notable historian and author of such books as George Whitefield, a biography on the 18th-century Anglo-American preacher. Kidd credits George Whitefield as being "profoundly influential on the American nation's founding."
Kidd, Thomas S. (2022). Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-25006-0.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2019). American History, Combined Edition: 1942 - Present. B&H Publishing Group. ISBN 9781535982252.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2019). America's Religious History: Faith, Politics, and the Shaping of a Nation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic. ISBN 978-0-310-58617-3.
Kidd, Thomas S.; Hankins, Barry (2015). Baptists in America: A History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199977536.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2014). George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300182125.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2011). Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-02810-8.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2010). God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-02277-9.
Kidd, Thomas S. (2009). American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691186191.
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