Thomas S. Kidd

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Thomas S. Kidd
Born1971 (age 5152)
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Doctoral advisor George Marsden
Main interests18th-century North American evangelicalism

Thomas S. Kidd (born 1971) is an American historian, currently a Distinguished Professor at Baylor University [1] [2] and Distinguished professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. [3] 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." [4]


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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  1. "Thomas S. Kidd". Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. "Kidd, Thomas S." Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. "Historian Thomas S. Kidd Joins Midwestern Seminary Faculty as Distinguished Professor". Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. Swaim, Barton (February 13, 2015). "America's Spiritual Founding Father". The Wall Street Journal. New York. ISSN   0099-9660 . Retrieved August 1, 2017.