Grant A. Wacker
Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Divinity School

Grant Wacker, a well-known expert in American religion, joined the Divinity School faculty after teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1977–1992.

Professor Wacker is the co-editor or author of seven books, including Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture. He recently authored, with Randall Balmer and Jon Butler, a survey textbook of American religious history from Oxford University Press, called Religion in American Life: A Short History. He is working on a book, under contract with Harvard University Press, to be called Billy Graham and the Shaping of Modern America.

Professor Wacker, who is the immediate-past president of the American Society of Church History, has served as a senior editor of the quarterly journal, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. He is a lay member of Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

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  • 407 Chapel Drive, 303 Gray Building, Durham, NC 27708
  • Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967

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