Barry G. Hankins
Professor of History
Areas of Specilization
Religion and American Culture, Protestant Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, Church & State in American History
Ph.D., Kansas State University
Academic Interests & Research Narrative
Barry Hankins is Professor of History and Editor of Journal of Church and State. He received the Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He is the author or co-author of eight books, and editor or co-editor of four others, including Baptists in America: A History (Oxford University Press, 2015) co-authored with his colleague Thomas Kidd, Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today’s Culture Wars (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). His 2008 biography, Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America, received the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography. His articles have appeared in Church History, Religion and American Culture, Journal of Church and State, Fides et Historia, and other journals.
Why I Chose Baylor:
"I came to Baylor because I wanted to be at a university that takes both teaching and research seriously and also promotes scholarship from a Christian perspective."
God's Rascal: J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism. Second Edition Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2022.
Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
with Thomas Kidd, Baptists in America: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Jesus and Gin: Evangelicals, the Roaring Twenties, and Today's Culture Wars. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2008.
American Evangelicals: A Contemporary History of a Mainstream Religious Movement. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Uneasy in Babylon: Southern Baptist Conservatives and American Culture. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2002.
Regular Course Offerings
- HIS 1366 | US Since 1877
- HIS 4369/AMS 4369 | Religion in America, 1877-present
- HIS/REL/PSC/CHS 5361 | Religion and American Culture
Other Courses Taught
- HIS 1307 | World History Since 1500
- HIS 5360 | Religion and American Culture
Work with Students
Serve on Ph.D. dissertation committees, M.A. thesis committees, undergrad honors thesis committees