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Paul Gutacker

Doctoral Fellow


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Paul Gutacker is a Ph.D candidate in the History Department at Baylor University researching early republic and antebellum American religion under the supervision of Dr. Tommy Kidd. He was a 2017 doctoral fellow with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Research Project. More generally, his research focuses on American conceptions of Christian history, ideological sources of religious freedom, and the construction of religious and national identities. He currently serves as assistant book review editor for the Journal of Church & State. His article, “Joseph Milner and His Editors: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Evangelicals and the Christian Past," is forthcoming in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. He has presented papers at the Conference on Faith and History and the American Society of Church History; he has also published book reviews in the Journal of Religious History and Fides et Historia. After earning a B.A. from Bryan College, Gutacker completed an M.A. in theological studies and a Th.M. at Regent College, both focusing on the history of Christianity.