John Wilsey, Ph.D. 

First Liberty Institute Research Fellow, and Associate professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

John D. Wilsey is associate professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of One Nation Under God? An Evangelical Critique of Christian America (Pickwick, 2011) and American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea (IVP Academic, 2015).


He recently edited an abridgment of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, which was published by Lexham Press in 2016. And he is writing a religious biography of John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State in the Dwight Eisenhower Administration, which will appear in the Eerdmans Library of Religious Biography series in 2020.


Wilsey is an affiliated scholar in history and theology at the Acton Institute and a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was also the 2017-18 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.


Wilsey is married with two daughters, and they live in Louisville, Kentucky.

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