Beth Allison Barr

BethBarr-16 (web)Beth Allison Barr is Associate Professor of History at Baylor University and a Resident Scholar at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Her research focuses on women and gender identity in medieval and early modern English sermons, as well as how the Reformation era affected women in Christianity. She is the author of The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England (Boydell, 2008), editor of The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation, and her published articles include chapters in A Companion to Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages and The King James Bible and the World It Made along with articles in Fourteenth Century England, The Journal of Religious History, and Church History and Religious Culture.

Her current book projects include Women in English Sermons 1381-1625, Because of Her Sex: A History of Women in the PreModern English Church, and a Christian history textbook. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004, and has been happily married to a youth pastor since 1997. You can follow her on Twitter @bethallisonbarr.