Thomas Kidd to Speak November 16

November 10, 2011


Thomas KiddOn Wednesday, November 16, Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Studies of Religion, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College.  This is the 11th annual Governor Henry lecture and is entitled Henry, Madison, Jefferson, and the Contest for Religious Liberty in Revolutionary Virginia.  

Kidd's most recent book is Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots. His other books include God of Liberty: A ReligiousHistory of the American Revolution, The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism and The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America.  

Kidd received a 2010 Baylor University Outstanding Professor Award, a 2006-07 NEH Fellowship to support The Great Awakening, and a 2004 NEH Summer Stipend and was selected for the 2004-05 Young Scholars in American Religion program.

He earned a B.A. and M.A. at Clemson University and joined Baylor University in 2002 after completing a Ph.D. in history at the University of Notre Dame.

This event begins at 7 PM in Crawley Forum and is free and open to the community.  It is sponsored by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia, and Hampden-Sydney College with support from the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of Virginia.