506 Hamilton Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
BA Yale University, 2003
PhD Yale University, 2011
Molly Worthen’s research focuses on North American religious and intellectual history, particularly the ideas and culture of conservative Christianity. Her most recent book examines American evangelical intellectual life since 1945. Worthen teaches courses in global Christianity, North American religious and intellectual culture, and the history of politics and ideology. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and has also written about religion and politics for Slate, the Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, and other publications.
Some Notable Publications
- Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2013)
- The Man On Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
- “The Chalcedon Problem: Rousas John Rushdoony and the Origins of Christian Reconstructionism” Church History Vol. 77 No. 2 (June 2008)
Senior Honors Thesis Students Advised by Molly Worthen
- Eric Medlin (History)
- Tom Wolf (History)
Courses Offered (as schedules allow)
For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.