Catherine A. Brekus

Catherine A. Brekus

Catherine A. Brekus is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at the Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 (1998) which explores the rise of Protestant female preaching during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (2013), which is based on an eighteenth-century woman's diaries. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past (2007), a collection of essays that asks how women's history changes our understanding of American religion, and a coeditor, with W. Clark Gilpin, of American Christianities (2011), an introduction to the multiple forms of Christian expression in the United States.

Lectures

  • City on a Hill: America as a Redeemer Nation
  • The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America
  • Women, Religion, and Agency: Some Reflections on Writing American Women's Religious History
  • The Perils of Prosperity: Christianity, Capitalism, and Consumerism in the United States