Dr. E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History, Emeritus
Dr. Holifield has written books on seventeenth-century Puritanism, the antebellum South, religion and psychology in America, health and medicine in the Methodist traditions, and the cultural history of early colonial America. In 2009, Holifield was recognized as Outstanding Theological Educator by the Association of Theological Schools. At Emory University's Commencement Exercises in May of 2010, he received the University Scholar-Teacher Award, selected by Emory faculty on behalf of The United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education and Ministry. In 2011, Holifield was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Also a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory, his current research focuses on patterns of change in American religious history. He is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church.
- LittD, Hendrix College, 1985
- PhD, Yale University, 1970
- BD, Yale University, 1966
- BA, Hendrix College, 1963
- God's Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007).
- Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2003).
- Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521-1680 (Twayne Publishers, 1989); Reprinted: (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004).
- Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition (Crossroad Publishing Company, 1986).
- A History of Pastoral Care in America (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1983).
- The Gentlemen Theologians (Duke University Press, 1978); Reprinted: (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007).
- The Covenant Sealed (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1974).