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Randall Balmer

John Phillips Professor in Religion

Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, teaches Religion in North America at Dartmouth College. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his commentaries appear in newspapers across the country.

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Research Interests

My field is Religion in North America, and my research interests range from religion in colonial America to evangelicalism to team sports (and religion) in North America.

I recently completed a book about team sports in North America, and I have turned toward research and writing a biography of the late Mark O. Hatfield, Republican senator from Oregon. In addition, I am working on a documentary and companion book about Orthodoxy in Alaska.