Daniel K. Williams


Daniel K. Williams is a professor of history at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches courses on American history, with a particular focus on American religion and politics.

He has published three books on the intersection of Christianity and politics in recent America: God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right (Oxford University Press, 2010); Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade (Oxford University Press, 2016); and The Election of the Evangelical: Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and the Presidential Contest of 1976 (University Press of Kansas, 2020).  His forthcoming book, The Politics of the Cross: A Christian Alternative to Partisanship, will be published by Eerdmans in early 2021.  His work has also appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostChristianity Today, and First Things.

He lives in Carrollton, Georgia, with his wife Nadya (who also teaches history at the University of West Georgia) and their three children.