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Beth Allison Barr

Barr (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the James Vardaman Professor of History at Baylor University, where she specializes in medieval history, women’s history, and church history. Barr is a regular contributor to The Anxious Bench, the popular Patheos website on religious history, and has written for Christianity Today, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, The Dallas Morning News, Sojourners, and Baptist News Global. Her work has been featured by NPR and The New Yorker. She is also a Baptist pastor’s wife and the mom of two great kids.

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