Richard Gamble

About Richard Gamble

Senior Visiting Fellow

Richard M. Gamble is Professor of History and holds the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Politics at Hillsdale College. His publications include The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation (ISI Books, 2003), The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being (ISI Book, 2007), the chapter on World War I for the Cambridge History of Religions in America (Cambridge UP, 2012), In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth (Continuum, 2012), and a history of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” forthcoming from Cornell University Press. He is currently at work on the first intellectual and religious biography of Julia Ward Howe. His courses, essays, and reviews focus on the history of American civil religion and the long argument over American identity. He holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Bob Jones University and a Ph.D from the University of South Carolina.