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A Catch Conversation with Randall Balmer

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Randall Herbert Balmer (born October 22, 1954) is an American author and a historian of American religion. He taught at Barnard College and Columbia University for twenty-seven years before moving to Dartmouth College in 2012, where he was named the Mandel Family Professor in the Arts & Sciences. He is also an Episcopal priest. 

His books:

  • Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter. New York: Basic Books, 2014.
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 
  • Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.
  • Protestantism in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 
  • Balmer, Randall Herbert (2004), Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism, 2nd Edition, Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press
  • Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
  • God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2008.