Catherine A. Brekus

Portrait of Catherine A. Brekus

Theology Author

Catherine A. Brekus is Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in the history and literature of England and America, and she holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845, and Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, and the coeditor (with W. Clark Gilpin) of American Christianities: A History of Dominance and Diversity.