Biographical Information:

Dates: 1954-
Dates in Ridgefield: 1990s to circa 2005

non-fiction writer, educator, recipient of the Distinguished Book Award, Society of Colonial Wars 1991

As an author and professor, Balmer has dedicated his career to furthering America's understanding of various religions. A prize-winning historian, Emmy Award nominee and Episcopal priest, through his writing he attempts to uncover the myths and stereotypes surrounding religion. Balmer is a professor of American religious history at Barnard College, and has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His 1992 documentary for PBS, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, based on his book of the same title, was nominated for an Emmy for script-writing and hosting. He also wrote, produced, and hosted Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham (PBS, 1993), and “In The Beginning: The Creationist Controversy, PBS 1994.

Titles (partial):
A Perfect Babel of Confusion: Dutch Religion and English Culture in the Middle Colonies, 1989
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 1989
Blessed Assurance: The History of Evangelicalism in America, 1999
Religion in Twentieth-Century America, , 2001
Growing Pains: Learning to Love My Father's Faith, 2001.

–Sources: www.randallbalmer.com; Wikipedia

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