Butler, Jon



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Jon Butler is a retired Yale historian of American religion. He grew up in a Minnesota farm town (Hector, in Renville County) 100 miles west of Minneapolis and received both his BA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. He taught at California State University, Bakersfield, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Yale, where he also chaired the American Studies Program and History Department and served as Dean of the Graduate School. His books include Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People and Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776. He lives in Minneapolis.


On Rorotoko:

On his book God in Gotham: The Miracle of Religion in Modern Manhattan
(Our Cover Feature of March 17, 2021)