Todd Brenneman

Dr. Todd Brenneman is an assistant professor of Christian history in the V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies and the Kearley Graduate School of Theology. He received a master’s degree in Christianity from Harding University Graduate School of Religion (now Harding School of Theology). He also received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in American religious history from Florida State University.

Brenneman is the author of Homespun Gospel: The Triumph of Sentimentality in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2014) and additionally has written book chapters on children and religion, as well as, book reviews in journals like Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Southern History, and others. His teaching and research interests are the study of the history of Christianity (particularly in the United States), religion and emotion, religious thought, and children and religion.

“Part of the greatest commandment is to love God with our minds. I see part of the mission of the V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies and Faulkner University as helping students to accomplish that through reflection on biblical text, Christian theology and religious history.  It is very important, in the contemporary period, that we critically engage the world around us in ways that honor God through loving him with our minds.”