Kathryn Gin Lum | Publications

Books and Book Projects

Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2014).

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History. Co-editor with Paul Harvey. In progress, under contract with Oxford University Press.

“What are ‘Heathen’?” An American History.  In progress.

Articles and Reviews

“The road to hell is mapped with good intentions.” OUPblog, August 25, 2014, http://blog.oup.com/2014/08/road-hell-map-antebellum-americans-slideshow.

“Hell-bent: Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone — but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?” Aeon Magazine, July 7, 2014, http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/why-has-the-idea-of-hell-survived-so-long/.

Review of Jonathan Ebel and John Carson, eds., From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (University of California Press, 2012). Church History Vol. 83 No. 2 (June 2014).

Review of Nancy Koester, Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2014). Christian Century, April 15, 2014.

Review of Edward Blum and Paul Harvey, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (Chapel Hill: UNC, 2012).  The Journal of Religion Vol. 94 No. 2 (April 2014).

Review of Gary Scott Smith, Heaven in the American Imagination (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).  The Journal of American History (2012) 99: 880.

“The Clergy.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, ed. Lynn Dumenil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Why the Hell Does Hell Still Matter?”  Religion Dispatches, April 19, 2011.

“‘The Heavenization of Earth’: African American Visions and Uses of the Afterlife, 1863-1901.”  Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, June 2010, Volume 31 Issue 2: 207-231.

Review of Scott Stephan, Redeeming the Southern Family: Evangelical Women & Domestic Devotion in the Antebellum South (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008).  Louisiana History, 2010.

“Calvinist/Reformed Tradition and Heritage” (8000 word essay).  In the Encyclopedia of Religion in America, ed. Peter Williams and Charles Lippy, SAGE Publications, June 2010.

Introduction and annotations, “Three Anti-Slavery Woman Writers.” In Early American Abolitionists: A Collection of Anti-Slavery Writings, 1760-1820, ed.  James Basker. New York: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2005.

“Stories on the Death of Leland Stanford, Jr.”  Sandstone and Tile, Winter 2004, Vol. 28, No. 1. Recipient of John Hines Prize for best paper on Nineteenth Century America, Stanford 2003. Winner, Stanford Essay Contest, 2003.

“Augustus Leopold Egg’s Past and Present: The Coexistence of Compassion and Condemnation in 19th Century British Attitudes Towards the Adulteress.”  Herodotus (Stanford), Vol XIII, 2003 edition.