John D. Wilsey is Associate Professor of Church History and Philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Wilsey was the 2017-18 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and is currently a Research Fellow with the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy.
He is the author of three books on the history of American national identity and religion in public life: One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America (Pickwick, 2011), American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea (IVP Academic, 2015), and God's Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles (Eerdmans, 2021). He is also the editor of Democracy in America: A New Abridgment for Students (Lexham, 2016), Alexis de Tocqueville's classic two-volume study of American institutions and culture. His next book, A Conservative Primer on Religious Freedom, is forthcoming from Eerdmans Publishing in 2024.