Bracy V. Hill

Lecturer in History
Office Hours

M W F 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., TH 9:30-10:30 a.m.


English Dissenting Religion (1375-1750), English Transatlantic Religion & Culture (1600-1750), Sports and Religion

  • 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. During my years on both sides of the classroom, I have been privileged to study with generous scholars who have shared their fascination with human history and with the richness of human religious expression through millennia. My own 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.

Current Book Projects:
  1. Hill, Bracy V., II, History, Heritage & Heresy: The Eighteenth-Century Life of James Peirce; Book under contract with Mercer University Press Biography of the Presbyterian historian and later anti-Trinitarian minister James Peirce (1674-1726)
  2. Hill, Bracy V., II and John B. White, eds., God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting; Edited work under contract with Mercer University Press A study in the Sports & Religion Series
  3. Hughes, Joseph J. and Bracy V. Hill II, A Man of Letters: The Continental Correspondence of the Presbyterian Apologist, James Peirce Translation and analysis of the extant Latin and Greek correspondence of James Peirce(1674-1726) made in agreement with Dr. Williams's Library and The Congregational Library (London)
Selected Articles:
  • 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.
  • Suffering for Their Consciences: The Depiction of Anabaptists and Baptists in the Eighteenth-Century Histories of Daniel Neal, The Welsh Journal of Religious History 5 (2010): 84-113.
  • 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.
Selected Conference Papers:
  • 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. FAS 1304: The History of Hunting in America
  2. HIS 1305: World History to 1500
  3. HIS 1307: World History from 1500
  4. HIS 2365: United States History to 1877
  5. HIS 4340: The History of Hunting in North America
  6. HIS 4341: Tudor-Stuart Britain