John Fea

John Fea

John Fea is a professor of history and chair of the history department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. A scholar of early American history and American religious history, he is the author of several books, most notably Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (2011), which was one of three finalists for the George Washington Book Prize. He is also the author of the award-winning The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (2009). His most recent book is Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (2013). His work has appeared in publications as wide-ranging as the Journal of American History and the Washington Post. He lectures at colleges and universities, historical societies, and religious organizations and blogs daily at www.philipvickersfithian.com.

Lectures

  • Historical Thinking in the Age of Trump *
  • Understanding American Evangelicalism in the Age of Trump *
  • Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
  • Philip Vickers Fithian: Coming of Age in the American Enlightenment
  • Land of Light and Liberty: The Presbyterian Rebellion of 1776
  • The Greenwich Tea Burning: History and Memory in an American Town
  • How to Be a Public Scholar


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.