Barry G. Hankins

Professor of History and Graduate Program Director
Office Hours

M 10:00-11:30, 2:30-4:00; W 10:00-11:30; 2:30-4:00; F 10:00-11:30 and by appointment

Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1990

Selected Publications
  • 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.

  • God's Rascal: J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

Book in Progress

With Thomas Kidd, Baptist in America: A Narrative History

Why I Came To 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. With its J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies I have the resources I need to be a productive scholar and to train graduate students in both history and church-state studies."

Research Interests
  • Religion and American culture

  • Protestant Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

  • Church & State in American History

  • Courses Taught at Baylor
    • HIS 1306 World History, 1400-1750

    • HIS 5361 Religion and Politics in America (Cross-listed as REL, PSC, and CHS)

    • HIS 4369 Religion in America, 1877-present (Cross-listed as AMS 4369)