Elesha J. Coffman
Assistant Professor for History
T 3:30-5:00p.m., W 2:00-5:00p.m., or by appointment.
American intellectual history, American religion, print culture
Duke University, PhD, 2008
Duke University, MA, 2006
Wheaton College (IL), BA summa cum laude, 1997
Selected Academic Publications
Selected Reviews and Articles
- “Mainline Ecumenism: It’s Older Than You Think”Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice, Nov. 4, 2015
- “Billy Graham Is Probably Not the Author of His Own ‘Final Chapter’”Religion Dispatches, Nov. 2, 2015
- “Belief and Behavior Up, Belonging Down”Patheos Public Square, “Future of Faith in America” series, July 29, 2015
- “How Evangelicalism Built Its Brand Loyalty” (review of Timothy Gloege, Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism) Christianity Today online, June 4, 2015
As of summer 2016, I have book chapters in process on Billy Graham and media, the business of ecumenism, the Bible and the mainline denominations, and print media in American religious history. I have also just started a book-length study of the spiritual life of Margaret Mead.
Courses Taught at Baylor
- HIS 2366 History of the United States since 1877
- HIS 4395 History of American Thought, 1630-1859
- HIS 4396 History of American Thought, 1859 to Present
A downloable link to my C.V. can be found by clicking here.