Keith Harper

Senior Professor of Baptist Studies


Dr. Keith Harper currently serves as Senior Professor of Baptist Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1996. He also currently serves as the series editor for America’s Baptists (University of Tennessee Press). His research interests include Southern history, U.S. religious history, especially religious history in the South, U.S. social history, and Baptist history. He has written and edited numerous books, including SBC FAQ’s, Rescue the Perishing: Selected Letters from Annie Armstrong and Other Writings, Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s Letters and Other Writings, American Denominational History: Perspectives on the Past, Prospects for the Future, Through a Glass Darkly: Changing Perceptions of Baptist Identity, Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists Since Emancipation, and A Mere Kentucky of a Place: The Elkhorn Association and Kentucky’s First Baptists. He and his wife live in Wake Forest and are members of Faith Baptist Church.


BA, Lexington Baptist College
MA, Murray State University
PhD, University of Kentucky


Books by Dr. Harper

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Send the Light

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Through a Glass Darkly

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Between Fetters and Freedom

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Esteemed Reproach

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