I earned a MCS (Master of Christian Studies) and a ThM from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and a PhD in (religious) history from the University of Stirling in Scotland. In 2012, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS). After graduating from Taylor University in 1998 with a BA in business administration, I worked as a financial consultant with two brokerage firms in Florida before resigning in 2004 in order to pursue graduate studies. My research interest is in eighteenth-century British and American religious history and thought, the history of evangelicalism, and the history of the book. My first book, Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine (Oxford University Press, 2011), was a finalist for the Scottish History Book of the Year.  My second book, an edited anthology entitled, Early Evangelicalism: A Reader, was published by Oxford University Press in August, 2013. I have a third book contract with Oxford University Press to publish a monograph entitled, Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture, which will analyze how Edwards's works were published in the eighteenth-century transatlantic world. In addition to my books, I have published articles and essays on religious history and thought in Books & Culture, Evangelical Quarterly, the Journal of Religious History, Printing History, Records of the Scottish History Society, the Scottish Journal of Theology, and Jonathan Edwards Studies.

Select Publications:


  • Understanding and Teaching Religion in American History (under contract, University of Wisconsin Press)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Early Evangelicalism (under contract, Oxford University Press)
  • Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Early Evangelicalism: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Journal Articles and Essays

  • “Jonathan Edwards’s Reception in Britain and Europe,” in The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards (New York: Oxford University Press)—forthcoming.
  • “Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Calvinists,” in The Oxford Handbook of Calvinism (New York: Oxford University Press)—forthcoming
  • “Philip Doddridge and Isaac Watts as Evangelical Disseminators of Enlightened Dissent,”
  • Eighteenth-Century Life 42.3 (2018): 29-36.
  • "A Microcosm of the Community of the Saints: John Erskine's Relationship with the English Particular Baptists, John Collett Ryland and His Son John Ryland Jr.," in Pathways and Patterns in History: Essays on Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Modern World in Honour of David Bebbington, edited by Anthony R. Cross, Ian R. Randall, and Peter J. Morden (London: Spurgeon's College and the Baptist Historical Society, 2015), 231-54
  • "A Pelican in the Wilderness: Charles Nisbet on Pennsylvania Frontier Life," Cultural and Religious Studies 3 (2015): 106-117
  • "Samuel Kneeland and Daniel Henchman: Jonathan Edwards's Chief Printer and Publisher in Boston," Jonathan Edwards Studies, Volume number 5 (2015): 106-117
  • "An Unpublished Letter from John Erskine to Jonathan Edwards, "Jonathan Edwards Studies 3 (2013): 169-72.
  • “The John Erskine Letterbook, 1742-45,” in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, General Ed. Ulrike Hogg, vol. 14 (Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 2013), 229-62.
  • "Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage," Books & Culture (August, 2012).
  • “Nature and Grace in the Theology of John Maclaurin,” Scottish Journal of Theology 65:4 (2012): 435-448.
  • “Samuel Kneeland of Boston: Colonial Bookseller, Printer, and Publisher of Religion,” Printing History 11 (2012): 35-61
  • "Sarah Osborn's World: An In-Depth View of Early American Evangelicalism," Books & Culture (December, 2012).
  • “John Wesley’s Conflict with James Hervey and Its Effects in Scotland,” Journal of Religious History 34 (2010), 398-413.
  • “The Letters of John Erskine to the Rylands,” Eusebeia: The Journal of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies 9 (2008), 183-95.
  • “Puritan or Enlightened? John Erskine and the Transition of Scottish Evangelical Theology,” Evangelical Quarterly 80 (2008): 237-53.
  • “John Erskine (1721-1803): A Scottish Evangelical Minister,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 38 (2008): 23-44.