Paul Gutacker

PhD Student (expected 2018)
Advisor: Thomas Kidd
Research Interests: My current research is on religious identity in the Early Republic and Antebellum periods. I am particularly interested in exploring how Protestant attitudes towards the past influenced the shape of American politics and religion between 1800-1860. Broad areas of interest include evangelicalism, print culture, historiography, and popular religion.
Education: B.A. in Communication Studies, Bryan College; M.A. in Theological Studies (History of Christianity), Regent College; Th.M. in Church History, Regent College
Awards/Fellowships: Graduate School Presidential Scholarship, Baylor University, 2014; Guittard Fellowship, Baylor University, 2014; Board of Governors’ Prize for Proficiency in the ThM Degree Program, Regent College, 2014; Church History Prize, Regent College, 2013; Academic Symposium Research Essay Prize, Regent College, 2013; Academic Entrance Scholarship, Regent College, 2011; Commencement Speaker, Bryan College, 2008; P.A. Boyd Award for Senior Influence, Bryan College, 2008; Senior Communications Award, Bryan College, 2008; Catherine McDonald Communications Scholarship, Bryan College, 2007; D.B. Rice Scholarship, Bryan College, 2005; Presidential Scholarship, Bryan College, 2004.
Review of The Origins of American Religious Nationalism by Sam Haselby. Journal of Religious History 40, no. 4 (December 2016): 619-20.
Review of American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea by John D. Wilsey. Fides et Historia 48, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2016): 175-77.
"The Past Judging the Present: Joseph Milner's Evangelical Critique of Eighteenth-Century Britain." CRUX 49, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 22-30.