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Matt Millsap

Assistant Professor of American History

Biography: Originally from Arkansas, Matt Millsap completed his doctoral work at Baylor University in 2019 and has worked at NNU since the fall of that year. His dissertation, Nature’s Creed: Natural Religion, Protestants, and Enlightened Belief in Early America, examines the intersection of Protestantism and enlightenment thought in eighteenth-century America. More narrowly, he shows how the idea of natural religion informed Protestant debates on imperial and revolutionary politics, missions, notions of the family and the possibility of religious truth deriving from non-Christian faiths. Broadly speaking, his work explores how transatlantic networks and cross-cultural interactions shaped Christian theology in colonial and revolutionary America.

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