Thomas S. Kidd

Thomas is a distinguished professor of history and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He is a former WORLD religion correspondent.

'Lost confidence'

Religion | Publisher Thomas Nelson decides to pull David Barton's controversial book on Thomas Jefferson's faith
by Thomas S. Kidd
Posted 8/09/12, 05:56 pm

The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has "lost confidence in the book's details." (See "The David Barton controversy," Aug. 8.)

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The David Barton controversy

Religion | Christian critics challenge WallBuilders president on America's founders
by Thomas S. Kidd
Posted 8/07/12, 10:08 am

David Barton, president of the WallBuilders organization and a frequent guest on Glenn Beck's broadcasts, is one of America's most popular Christian history writers. Liberal critics have long accused Barton of misinterpretations and errors, and readers of the History News Network recently voted a new Barton book, The Jefferson Lies, as the "Least Credible History Book in Print." But now some conservative Christian scholars are publicly questioning Barton's work, too.

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PCA votes

Religion | Denomination affirms stances on evolution, God's Word
by Thomas S. Kidd
Posted 7/13/12, 04:21 am

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