Bracy V. Hill

Lecturer in History
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English Dissenting Religion (1375-1750), English Transatlantic Religion & Culture (1600-1750), American and Texas History, Sports and Religion

Education:
  • B.A., Missouri State University, 1995
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1996
  • Ph.D., Baylor University, 2010
Academic Interests:

I joined the History Department in 2012 after teaching courses in the Religion Department, in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, and at Truett Seminary since Spring 2008. I embarked on my present career in higher education after teaching Latin, Ancient History, and the history of religion for seven years in secondary education. My current research covers diverse topics, from the theology of medieval Lollards and their Middle English sermons to the historiography of British Dissenting historians of the eighteenth century to the intersections of blood sport and religion in the contemporary world.

Books:
  • Bracy V. Hill II and John B. White, eds., God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting. Mercer University Press, Sports & Religion Series (2017)
Selected Articles:
  • Suffering for Their Consciences: The Depiction of Anabaptists and Baptists in the Eighteenth-Century Histories of Daniel Neal, Baptist History & Heritage 49, no.3 (Fall 2014): 39-67.
  • Baptizing Wyclif: A Medieval Ancestor in the Baptist History of Thomas Crosby, Baptist History & Heritage 49, no. 1(Spring 2014): 13-26.
  • Faithful Accounts?: The Hampton Court Conference and the King James Bible in Early Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Histories, Reformation 16 (2011): 113-143.
  • Apocalyptic Lollards?: The Conservative Use of The Book of Daniel in the English Wycliffite Sermons, Church History and Religious Culture 90, no. 1 (2010): 1-23.
  • Prima Facie Biblicists? A Search for a Hermeneutic in Early Pentecostal Pacifism in Sighs, Signs & Significance: Pentecostal & Wesleyan Explorations of Science & Creation (Cleveland, TN: SPS, 2008).
  • Articles in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. Edited by George T. Kurian (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011). Fox, George (1624-1691): 2.974-975; Lollards: 2.1381; More, Thomas (1478-1535): 3.1579-1580: Simons, Menno (1496-1561): 4.2163-2164: Wyclif (Wycliffe), John (d. 1384): 4.2544-2545: Yoder, John Howard: 4.2552-2553.
Dissertation
  • “The Language of Dissent: The Defense of Eighteenth-Century English Dissent in the Works and Sermons of James Peirce”
Writing Awards and Recent Fellowships
  • Norman W. Cox Award, The Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2014. For “Suffering for Their Consciences: The Depiction of Anabaptists and Baptists in the Eighteenth-Century Histories of Daniel Neal,” Baptist History & Heritage (Fall 2014).
  • “Texas, God, and Game: A Texas Heritage of Hunting, Sport, and Religion,” Faculty Research Fellow, Baylor Institute for Oral History, 2015-2016.
Selected Papers and Presentations:
  • “Hunter, Founder, and Tyrant: Identifying Nimrod in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” Phi Alpha Theta 2016 Biennial Convention; Orlando, FL—January 6-10, 2016
  • “The Magic of the Historian: Making Men Disappear, Resurrecting the Forgotten—The Story of an Early Modern Mariner,” Trinity School at Greenlawn; South Bend, IN—October 19, 2015
  • “Wyclif was a Baptist?: Wyclif and the Lollards in Polemical Eighteenth-Century British Histories,” Annual Conference of the Texas Medieval Association; Baylor University, Waco, TX—September 30, 2011
  • A Judicious Genealogy: The Pedigree of James Peirce, Conference on Faith & History (CFH); George Fox University, Newberg, OR October 7-9, 2010
  • James Peirce and his New Trinity: The Roles of Scripture, History and Reason in the Reformulation of Dissent, American Society of Church History, Winter Meeting; San Diego, CA January 8, 2010
  • James Peirce and the Presbyterians: The Exeter Controversy and the Evolution of Dissent in the Writings of James Peirce, American Academy of Religion/SWCRS; Dallas, TX March 7-8, 2009
  • Providence and Plague: The Roles of Disease, Providence, and Science in the Eighteenth-Century Histories and Works of Daniel Neal, CFH; Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH September 18-20, 2008
  • Arthur Golding's Vision of Elizabethan Reformation and His Terrifico nuper Crepitantem, AAR/SWCRS; Dallas, TX March 3, 2007
  • Richard II as Wise King Herod: Richard's Approach to Oath-taking, Texas Medieval Association (TEMA); Baylor University October 7, 2006
History Courses Taught at Baylor
  1. HIS 1305: World History to 1500
  2. HIS 1307: World History from 1500
  3. HIS 2365: United States History to 1877
  4. HIS 3380: History of Texas
  5. HIS 4340: The History of Hunting in North America
  6. HIS 4341: Tudor-Stuart Britain