Christine Leigh Heyrman

Christine Leigh Heyrman is an American historian.


She graduated from Macalester College in 1971, and from Yale University with a Ph.D. in 1977. She is Grimble Professor of American History at the University of Delaware.[1] Her current research focuses on the first cohort of American Protestant missionaries in the Middle East (1820–1860).[2]



  • Heyrman, Christine Leigh. “The Separation of Church and State from the American Revolution to the Early Republic.” Divining America, National Humanities Center
  • Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750. W W Norton & Co Inc. 1986. ISBN 978-0-393-95518-7.
  • Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. Knopf. 1997. ISBN 978-0-679-44638-5.
  • Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic. McGraw-Hill College. 2004. ISBN 978-0-07-299631-9. (6th ed., 2007)
  • American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. ISBN 978-0-809-02398-1.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2009-12-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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