Beth Allison Barr

BethBarr-16 (web)Beth Allison Barr is Associate Dean in the Graduate School and 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 religion in medieval England, as well as how the Reformation era affected women in Christianity. She is known to dabble in the history of modern evangelicalism, especially as it relates to women and Baptists. 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 The Making of Biblical Womanhood, Women in English Sermons 1381-1625, 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 Baptist pastor for more than 20 years. You can find her website at and follow her on Twitter @bethallisonbarr. 



Barr, The Making of Biblical WomanhoodThe Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth

Written by Beth Allison Barr

Copyright: 2021
Publisher: Brazos






Gehrz & Barr (eds.), Faith and HistoryFaith and History: A Devotional

Edited by Christopher Gehrz and Beth Allison Barr

Copyright: 2020
Publisher: Baylor University Press






Barr et al. (eds.), Acts of the ApostlesThe Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation

Edited by Beth Allison Barr et al.

Copyright: 2016
Publisher: Baylor University Press






The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England

Written by Beth Allison Barr

Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Boydell

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