Prof. Brooks HolifieldC.H. Candler Professor of American Church History

    Research Profile

    Prof. Holifield’s specialties are religious history, the history of Christian thought in America, and early colonial American religion. He has written numerous books and articles and lectured widely on themes in American religious history.

    Teaching Profile

    History of Ministry in America; Religion in America; History of Theology in America

    Selected Publications

    God’s Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2007)

    Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War (Yale University Press 2003)

    Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521-1680 (Twayne Publishers 1989)

    Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition (Crossroad Publishing Company 1986)

    A History of Pastoral Care in America (Wipf & Stock Publishers 1983)

    The Gentlemen Theologians (Duke University Press 1978)

    The Covenant Sealed (Wipf & Stock Publishers 1974)



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