Contributor

Randall Balmer

Chair, Religion Department, Dartmouth College

<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/progressiverevival/"><img alt="2008-07-28-bnet_logo_white.gif" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2008-07-28-bnet_logo_white.gif" width="188" height="53" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px" /></a>Randall Balmer is a blogger for Beliefnet's Progressive Revival, an Episcopal priest, Professor of American Religious History at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of a dozen books, including "Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America" and, most recently, "God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush."