Religious Liberty in the States Advisory Council

Jonathan Den Hartog, Ph.D. 

Samford University (AL)

Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog is professor of history at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he also serves as the department chair. He has published articles in Early American Studies, the Journal of Church and State, and the Faulkner Law Review, as well as essays in several edited volumes, on topics such as religion and the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the use of the First Amendment in the nineteenth century. Dr. Den Hartog’s research has been supported by a number of grants, from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the George Washington Library at Mt. Vernon, the American Antiquarian Society, the Clements Library of the University of Michigan, and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. He holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Notre Dame.

Relevant Publications

  • “Church and State in the Nineteenth Century,” in The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty, ed. Michael D. Breidenbach and Owen Anderson, 193-218 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020),
  • Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog (eds.), Disestablishment and Religious Dissent: Church-State Relations in the New American States, 1776-1833 (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2019),
  • Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015),