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Thomas S. Kidd is an American historian, currently a Distinguished Professor at Baylor University[1][2] and Distinguished Professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.[3]

Before becoming a professor, Kidd studied at Notre Dame. He is a notable historian and author of such books as George Whitefield, a biography on the 18th-century Anglo-American preacher. Kidd credits George Whitefield as being "profoundly influential on the American nation's founding."[4]


  1. ^ "Thomas S. Kidd". Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kidd, Thomas S." Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Historian Thomas S. Kidd joins Midwestern Seminary faculty as distinguished professor". Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  4. ^ Swaim, Barton (2015-02-13). "America's Spiritual Founding Father". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-08-01.