Review of The Perfection of Solitude: Hermits and Monks in the Crusader States,
by Andrew Jotischky, in Choice 33 (October 1995): 311.
Review of The Uneasy Center: Reformed Christianity in Antebellum America,
by Paul K. Conkin, in Choice 33 (September 1995): 144.
Review of Seventh-Day Adventist Attitudes Toward Roman Catholicism, 1844-
1965, by Reinder Bruinsma, in Choice 33 (September 1995): 144.
Review of Pluralism and Particularity in Religious Belief, by Brad Stetson, in
Choice 32 (May 1995): 1468.
Review of The Bianchi of 1399: Popular Devotion in Late Medieval Italy, by
Daniel Bornstein, in Choice 31 (July/August 1994): 1741.
Review of Julius II: the Warrier Pope, by Christine Shaw, in Choice (March
Review of England, Rome and the Papacy, 1417-1464: the Study of a
Relationship, by Margaret Harvey, in Choice 31 (January 1994):
Review of The Protestant Evangelical Awakening, by W.R. Ward, in Choice
30 (September 1993): 138.
Review of Christianity Comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, by Charles H. Lippy,
in Choice 30 (September 1992): 138.
Review of In the South the Baptists Are the Center of Gravity: Southern Baptists
and Social Change, 1930-1980, by Edward L. Queen, in Choice 29
(June 1992): 1563.
Review of The Undermined Establishment: Church-State Relations in America,
1880-1920 by Robert T. Handy, in Choice 29 (April 1992): 1244.
Review of Volunteer: With the Poor in Peru, by Jeff Thielman, in Choice 29
(February 1992): 912.
Review of Cane Ridge: America’s Pentecost, by Paul K. Conklin, in Choice 29
(September 1991): 121-122.
Review of Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern
Baptist Convention, by Nancy Tatom Ammerman, in Choice 28 (May
Review of The Papacy, 1973-1198: Continuity and Innovation, by I.S. Robinson,
in Choice 28 (February 1991): 952.
Review of Theological and Aesthetic Roots in the Stone-Campbell Movement,
by Dale A. Jorgenson, in Choice 27 (January 1990): 821.
Review of Southern Baptists: A Subculture in Transition, by Ellen M. Rosenberg,
in Choice 27 (January 1990): 821.
Review of Walter Rauschenbusch, American Reformer, by Paul M. Minus, in
Choice 26 (May 1989): 1537.
Review of Following in His Steps: A Biography of Charles M. Sheldon, by
Timothy Miller, in Choice 26 (December 1998): 663.
Review of The Limits of the Papacy: Authority and Autonomy in the Church,
by Patrick Granfield, in Choice (March 1988): 1116.
Review of Sufficiently Radical: Catholicism, Progressivism and the Bishop’s
Program of 1919, by Joseph McShane, in Choice 25 (September 1987):
Review of The Southern Baptist Holy War, by Joe Edward Barnhart, in Choice
24 (May 1987): 415.
Review of Paris and Rome: The Gallican Church and the Ultramontane
Campaign, 1848-1853, by Austin Gough, in Choice 24 (March 1987):
Review of Texas Baptist Leadership and Social Christianity,1900-1980, by
John W. Storey, in Choice 24 (October 1986): 326.
Review of “Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier,” by Newell
G. Bringhurst, in Choice 23 (July-August 1986): 1689-1690.
Review of “The Catholic Experience: Space, Time, Silence, Prayer, Sacraments,”
by Lawrence Cunningham, in Choice 23 (April 1986): 1689-1690.
Review of “The American Catholic Experience: A History from the Colonial Times
to the Present,” by Jay P. Dolan, in Choice 23 (March 1986): 1078-1080.
Review of “Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses,” by M. James
Penton, in Choice 23 (January 1986): 754.
Review of “Pope John XXIII, Shepherd of the Modern World,” by Peter
Hebblethwaite, in Choice 23 (September 1985): 136.
Review of “Shamans, Lamas and Evangelicals: the English Missionaries in
Siberia,” by Charles R. Bawden, in Choice 22 (July-August 1985): 1647.
Review of “The Gospel Time Bomb: Ultrafundamentalism and the Future of
America,” by Lowell D. Streiker, in Choice 22 No. 9 (May 1985): 1353.
Review of “The Orwellian World of Johovah’s Witnesses,” by Heather Botting and
Gary Botting, in Choice 21 (January 1985): 698.
Review of “Spanish Catholicism: A Historical Overview,” by Stanley G. Payne, in
Choice 21 (January 1985): 700.
Review of “The Power of Rome in the Twentieth Century: Vatican in the Age of
Liberal Democracies,” 870-1922, by Anthony Richard Ewart Rhodes, in
Choice 21, No. 10 (June 1984): 1482.
Review of “The Monastic Impulse,” by Walter H. Capps, in Choice 21 No. 1
(October 1983): 296.
Review of “Cults in America: Programmed for Paradise,” by Willa Appel, in
Choice 21 (September 1983): 114.
Review of “A Guide to Cults and New Religions,” by Ronald Enroth et al. in
Choice 21, No. 1 (September 1983): 112.
Review of “Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom,
1000-1700,” by Donald Weinstein, in Choice 20, No.10 (June 1983):
Review of “The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian,” by Joseph Epes
Brown, in Choice 20 No. 8 (April 1983): 1152-1153.
Review of “The Charismatic Movement: Is There A New Pentecost?” by Margaret
M. Poloma, in Choice 20 No. 8 (April 1983): 1154.
Review of “The Pope and Revolution: John Paul II Confronts Liberation
Theology,” by Gustavo Gutierrez el al., in Choice 20 No. 5 (January
Review of “Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Restoration,” by Paul Johnson,
in Choice 20 No. 4 (December 1982): 596.
Review of “The Cult Experience,” by Andrew J. Pavlos, in Choice 20 No. 1
(September 1982): 108.
Review of “The Strange Gods: The Great American Cult Scare,” by David G.
Bromley and Anson D. Shupe, in Choice 19 No. 9 (May 1982): 1263.
Review of “The Papacy in the Modern World, 1914-1978,” by J. Derek Holmes,
In Choice 19 No. 7 (March 1982): 938.
Review of “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church,” by Malachi Martin, in
Choice 19 No. 7 (March 1982): 940.
Review of “The Papacy Today,” by Francis Xavier Murphy, in Choice 19 No. 4
(December 1981): 519.
Review of “Our Father Who Art in Hell,” by James Reston, in Choice 19, No. 1
(September 1981): 104.
Review of “In My Father’s House: The Story of the Layton Family and the
Reverend Jones,” by Min S. Lee, in Choice 19 No. 1
(September 1981): 105.
Review of “Scripture Twisting: 20 Ways the Cults Misread the Bible,” by James
W. Sire, in Choice 18 No. 7 (March 1981): 970-972.
Review of “The Perils of Cultism,” by J.C. Nobrega, in Choice 19 No. 2
(October 1980): 267.
Review of “The Inner Elite: Dossiers of Papal Candidates,” by Gary MacEoin,
in Choice 15 No. 11 (January 1979): 1538.
Review of “The Final Conclave,” by Malachi Martin, in Choice 15 No. 11
(January 1979): 1538.
Review of “Change and Challenge,” by Jonathan A. Lindsey, in Choice 15
No. 7 (September 1978): 893.
Review of “Liturgical Revolution,” 2 vols., by Michael Davies, in Choice 15
No. 1 (March 1978): 88-89.
Review of “Ministry to Word and Sacraments: History and Theology,” by
Bernard Cooke, in Choice 14 No. 1 (March 1977): 80.
Review of “The Holy See and the International Order,” by Hyginus Eugene
Cardinale, in Choice 14 No. 7 (September 1977): 877-878.
Review of “The Cultural Barrier,” by Norman Daniel, in Choice 13 No. 9
(November 1976): 804.
Review of “The Triple Crown: An Account of the Papal Conclaves from the
Fifteenth Century to the Present Day,” by Valerie Pirie, in Choice
13 No. 9 (November 1976): 1157.
Review of “A Study of History,” by Arnold J. Toynbee, in Choice 10 No. 1
(March 1973): 62.
Review of “A History of the Modern World,” by Robert R. Palmer and Joel
Colton, in Choice 8 (September 1971): 884-886.
Review of “Civilization: A Personal View,” by Kenneth Clark, in Choice 8 No. 3
(May 1971): 369.
Review of “Up From Caesar,” by Jack Bernard, in Choice 7 (December 1970):
Review of New Perspectives on Historical Theology: Essays in Memory of John
Meyendorff, edited by Bradley Nassif, in Church History Vol. 67 No. 1
(March 1998): 214-215.
Review of The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770, by Po-Chia Hsia, in
Cithara 38 No. 1 (November 1998): 65-66; Personalia: 72.
Feed the Mind
Review of Aspects of English Protestantism c. 1530-1700, by Nicholas Tyacke, in
Feed the Mind (2002).
Review of Pilgrim Pathways: Essays in Baptist History in Honour of B.R. White,
edited by William H. Brackney and Paul S. Fiddes with John H.Y. Briggs,
in Feed the Mind (2001).
Fides et Historia
Reviews of Nomads and Crusaders A.D. 1000-1368, by Archibald R. Lewis, in
Fides et Historia Vol. 21 No. 3 (October 1998): 96-97.
Foundations: A Baptist Journal of History and Theology
Review of Behold the Christ, by Roland H. Bainton, in Foundations: A Baptist
Journal of History and Theology Vol. 19 No. 4 (October-December 1967):
Review of Beyond the Ranges: An Autobiography, by Kenneth Scott Latourette,
In Foundations: A Baptist Journal of History and Theology Vol. 13 No. 2
(April-June 1970): 81-83.
Journal of Church and State
Review of Letters on Toleration: Dutch and Persecuted Swiss and Palatine Mennonites, 1615-1699, by Jeremy Bangs, in Journal of Church and State, Vol. 49, No. 3 (Summer 2007), 574-576.
Review of Learning Lessons from Waco: When the Parties Bring Their Gods to
the Negotiation Table, by Jayne Seminare Docherty, in Journal of
Church and State 44, No. 3 (Summer 2002).
Review of A Speaking Aristocracy: Transforming Public Discourse in Eighteenth-
Century Connecticut, in Journal of Church and State 43, No. 1 (Winter
Review of Critical Moments in Religious History, by Kenneth Keulmen, in
Journal of Church and State 38 (Autumn 1996): 915-916.
Review of Religion in the New World: The Shaping of Religious Traditions in the
United States, by Richard E. Wentz, in Journal of Church and State 35
(Winter 1993): 162-163.
Review of Evangelicals in the Church of England, 1734-1984, by Kenneth
Hylson-Smith, in Journal of Church and State 32 (Autumn 1990):
Review of Philip Schaff: Christian Scholar and Ecumenical Prophet, by George
Shriver, in Journal of Church and State 30 (Spring 1988): 363-364.
Review of Radical Religion in the English Revolution, edited by J.F. McGregor and Barry Reay, in Journal of Church and State 29 (Spring 1987): 349.
Review of A History of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, by
Stephen Neill, in Journal of Church and State 28 (Autumn 1986): 549.
Review of Of God and Men: New Religious Movements in the West, edited by
Eileen Barker, in Journal of Church and State 29 (Autumn 1986):
Review of The English Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century, by Edward
Norman, in Journal of Church and State 28 (Winter 1986): 137-138.
Review of The Reformation of the Heretics: The Waldenses of the Alps, 1480-
1580, by Euan Cameron, in Journal of Church and State 28 (Spring
Review of Between Pulpit and Pew: Folk Religion in a North Yorkshire Fishing
Village, by David Clark, in Journal of Church and State 27 (Autumn
Review of The English Churches in a Secular Society: Lambeth, 1870-1930,
by Jeffrey Cox, in Journal of Church and State 27 (Autumn 1985):
Review of Catholicism, by Richard P. McBrien, in Journal of Church and State
26 (Winter 1984): 146.
Review of The Cult Experience, by Andrew J. Pavlos, in Journal of Church and
State 26 (Winter 1984): 145-146.
Review of Paradise Incorporated: Synanon, by David U. Gersel, in Journal of
Church and State 26 (Spring 1984): 360.
Review of Anabaptism in Outline: Selected Primary Sources, edited by Walter
Klaassen, in Journal of Church and State 24 (Spring 1982): 412-413.
Review of Church Related Higher Education: Perceptions and Perspectives,
edited by Robert Rue Parsonage, in Journal of Church and State 24
Autumn 1982): 631.
Review of Luther and the Papacy: Stages in a Reformation Conflict, by Scott
H. Hendrix, in Journal of Church and State 24 (Spring 1982): 413.
Review of Postures and Politics: Some Observations on Participatory Democracy,
by Frank MacKinnon, in Journal of Church and State 22 (Winter 1980): 172.
Review of Prophets and Millennialists: The Uses of Biblical Prophecy in England
From the 1790s to the 1840s, by W.H. Oliver, in Journal of Church and
State 22 (Spring 1980): 342-344.
Review of The Puritan Experiment: New England Society From Bradford to Edwards,
by Francis J. Bremer, in Journal of Church and State (Winter 1980): 172.
Review of Religion and Society in North America: An Annotated Bibliography,
edited by Robert de V. Brunkow, in Journal of Church and State 25
(Autumn 1983): 574.
Review of Religion in America, by Winthrop S. Hudson, in Journal of Church and
State 24 (Winter 1982): 170.
Review of Strange Gods: The Great American Cult Scare, by Anson D. Shupe, Jr. and
David G. Bromley, in Journal of Church and State 24 (Winter 1982): 41-51.
Review of Religion in America, 1950 to the Present, by Jackson W. Carroll, Douglas
W. Johnson and Martin E. Marty, in Journal of Church and State 22 (Autumn
Review of Eerdmans’ Handbook to the History of Christianity, edited by Tim Dowley, in
Journal of Church and State 21 (Autumn 1979): 572-573.
Review of The Triumph of Pastor Son, by Ong Choon Ahn, in Journal of Church and
State 21 (Spring 1979): 366.
Review of Bare Ruined Choirs: The Dissolution of the English Monasteries, by David
Knowles, in Journal of Church and State 20 (Winter 1978): 143-144.
Review of Religious America, by Julia Welch and Philip Garvin, in Journal of Church
and State 19 (Spring1977): 367-368.
Review of Religion in New Netherland, 1623-1664, by Frederick J. Zwierlein, in Journal
of Church and State 19 (Winter 1977): 126.
The Journal of Southern History
Review of Getting Right with God: Southern Baptists and Desegregation, 1945-1995,
By Mark Newman, in The Journal of Southern History 69, No. 3 (August 2003).
Review of High Church Baptists in the South: The Origin, Nature, and Influence of
Landmarkism, by James E. Tull, edited and with a foreward and preface by
Morris Ashcraft, in The Journal of Southern History 38 No. 3 (August 2002):
The Journal of Texas Baptist History
Review of The Southern Baptist Convention, by Jesse Fletcher, in The Journal of Texas
Baptist History 16 (1996).
Review of Why Baptists? A Study of Baptist Faith and Heritage, by William R. Estep,
in The Journal of Texas Baptist History 16 (1996).
Review of Oaks of Righteousness: A History of the First Baptist Church of Richardson,
Texas, 1865-1990, by Elizabeth Morgan, in The Journal of Texas Baptist History
13 (1993): 144.
Review of Living Stones: The Centennial History of Broadway Baptist Church, Fort
Worth, Texas, 1882-1982, by James Leo Garrett, in The Journal of Texas Baptist
History 6 (1986): 116.
Review of With These Hands, by W.K. Reed and E.K. Howell, Jr., in The Journal of
Texas Baptist History 4 (1984): 114.
Review of Understanding Baptist Polity, by Lee H. McCoy, in Leadership 21 No. 2
(February 1998): 6
Southwestern Journal of Theology
Review of What the Cults Believe, by Irvine Robertson, in Southwestern Journal of
Theology 23 No. 1 (Fall 1980): 111.
Review of Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages, by R.W. Southern,
in Southwestern Journal of Theology 15 No. 2 (Spring 1973): 106-107.
Review of Men and Ideas in the Sixteenth Century, by Hans J. Hillerbrand, in
Southwestern Journal of Theology 124 No. 1 (Fall 1971): 95-96.
Review of The Story of the Christian Church in India and Pakistan, by Stephen Neill,
In Southwestern Journal of Theology, 14 No. 1 (Fall 1970): 100-101.
Texas Oral History
Review of Duke McCall: An Oral History, with Ronald Tonks, in Texas Oral History,
Theological Book Review
Review of Baptists in North America: an historical perspective, by William H. Brackney, in Theological Book Review, edited by Kenneth Newport, October, 2007.
Westminster Studies in Education
Review of Education, Religion and the Common Good: Advancing a Distinctly
American Conversation About Religion’s Role in Our Shared Life, by Martin
Marty with Jonathan Moore, in Westminster Studies in Education, 2000.
PAPERS READ AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND INVITED LECTURES
“The Gutenberg Legacy,” Baylor University, Waco, TX, September 20, 2013.
“Branch Davidian Origins: The Thought of Victor Houteff,” Southwestern Social Science Association Division Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 30, 2013.
“Debating the True Church on the Grounds of Believer’s Baptism: The Ecclesiology of Hanserd Knollys,” Baptist History and Heritage Conference, Raleigh, NC, June 7-9, 2012.
“Recovering the Life of Hanserd Knollys: Changing Interpretations of a Seventeenth- Century Baptist Leader,” NABPR, Nashville, TN, May 22, 2012.
“Faith and Doubt in Mary Ward’s Robert Elsmere, AAR at SWCRS, Dallas, TX, March 10, 2012
“Walter Rauschenbusch’s Quest for Social Justice,” NABPR meeting at SWCRS, Dallas, March, 2011.
“Popular Reception of Rauschenbusch’s Christianity and the Social Crisis, 1907-1909,” Conference on “The Book,” St. Gall, Switzerland, November 8, 2010. (*considerably revised presentation of the earlier published paper with the same name.)
“Lois Roden’s SHEkinah: A New Religious Movement’s Quest for Gender Equality,” Cesnur International Conference, Turin, Italy, September 10, 2010.
“Early Baptist Non-Biblical Sources: John Smyth’s Use of Church History,” Reformation Studies Colloquiem, St. Andrews, Scotland, September 8, 2010.
“Leadership in the Youth-Led Revival Movement,” Baptist History and Heritage Society Meeting, Georgetown, KY, June 3-5, 2010.
“Conscience and Compromise: Strategies of Dissent in Late Tudor England,” National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Atlanta, May 25, 2010.
“John R. Mott’s The Decisive Hour of Christian Missions: A Vision of the U.S. and World Christianity in 1910. American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas, March 13, 2010.
“The Popular Reception of Rauschenbusch’s Christianity and the Social Crisis, 1907- 1910,” Pruit Symposium: Religion, Politics and Society: The Baptist Contribution (at Baylor University, Oct.2, 2009).
“Baptist Identity and‘The Other’, International Conference on Baptist Studies, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-18, 2009.
“The Emergence of the Baptists: The Smyth-Clayton Debate, 1609,” National
Association of Baptist Professors’ Conference, Baylor University, May 27, 2009.
“The First Decade of Baptist Identity, 1610-1620,” American Academy of Religion,
Dallas, TX, March 2009.
“Arguing Regenerate Church Membership: the First Baptist Identity, 1611-1620,”
National Association of Baptist Professors, Belmont University, May 18, 2008.
“Researching the Branch Davidians,” Inform and Cesnur Conference, London School of Economics, London, England, April 18, 2008.
“For Conscience’ Sake: Francis Johnson’s Suspension from Cambridge University, 1589.” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, AAR History of Christianity Division, March 12, 2008, Dallas, Texas.
“Personal and Social Christianity in Rauschenbusch’s Thought,” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, AAR History of Christianity Division, March 3, 2007, Dallas, Texas.
“Recruiting for Missions: the Baylor Volunteer Foreign Mission Band, 1900-1916,”
International Conference on Baptist Studies, Acadia, Nova Scotia, July 14, 2006. “Christianity and the Social Crisis: Rauschenbusch’s Legacy After a Century,”
Baptist History and Heritage Conference, June 2, 2006, Washington D.C.
“Davidians, Branch Davidians and Globalization,” Cesnur International Conference,
Palermo, Italy, June, 2005.
“Davidian and Branch Davidian Heritage,” presented at the Twelfth Anniversary
Memorial Service, April 19, 2005, Elk, Texas.
“Evaluating a New Methodology: The History of American Christian Practice Project,”
Presented at American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas, March