Barry G. Hankins

Barry G. Hankins
Professor of History and Department Chair
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Spring 2022 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday—1:00-4:00 (Zoom or in person)

Tuesday—8:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 (Zoom)

Friday—by Zoom appointment.

Specialties/Research Interests
  • Religion and American culture
  • Protestant Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism
  • Church & State in American History
  • Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1990
Selected Publications
  • Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, June 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.
  • God's Rascal: J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
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."

Courses Taught at Baylor
  • HIS 1306 World History, 1400-1750
  • HIS 4369 Religion in America, 1877-present (Cross-listed as AMS 4369)
  • HIS 5361 Religion and Politics in America (Cross-listed as REL, PSC, and CHS)
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