Steven P. Miller, Ph.D.

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Welcome to my website. I am a historian of U.S. political culture, American religion, and the American South. A resident of St. Louis, MO, I hold a Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University (2006). I currently teach U.S. and world history courses at Webster University and Washington University (University College).

My newest book is The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years (Oxford University Press, 2014), which has already received favorable reviews in the Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, Chronicle Review, Books and Culture, and other publications. My first book, Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South (2009; paperback/e-book, 2011), drew praise in the pages of The New York Times Book Review, Reviews in American History, and many other publications. My recent work also appears in the edited volume American Evangelicals and the 1960s (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).

Advance Praise for The Age of Evangelicalism:

  • “In this provocative and beautifully written book, Steven P. Miller reveals an uncomfortable truth: that this is the evangelicals’ world and the rest of us just live in it. With keen insight and smart analysis, Miller demonstrates how for the past forty years, from Tammy Faye’s eyelashes to Jeremiah Wright's ‘God Damn America!,’ Americans of all stripes saw their culture through born-again glasses. Scholars and general readers alike will be wrestling with his incisive arguments for years to come.” --Matthew Avery Sutton, author of Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
  • The Age of Evangelicalism is the most cogent and illuminating narrative I have ever read about one of the most significant religious--and, yes, political--movements of our time. It is a short book that fulfills a big ambition.” --Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation
  • “Compelling, intelligent, elegantly written-there aren't enough superlatives for this book. The Age of Evangelicalism will become the standard account of evangelicalism's presence at the center of American culture and its passage in and out of the halls of power.” --John G. Turner, author of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet

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