Religious Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

John Turner

John Turner

Associate Professor

John Turner teaches and writes about the history of religion in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. He is the author of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America (University of North Carolina Press, 2008), winner of Christianity Today‘s 2009 award for History/Biography. He blogs for Religion in American History and The Anxious Bench, and has written for popular outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.