Seth Perry Title: Assistant Professor of Religion. Position: Faculty Email: sethp@Princeton.edu Office: 245 1879 Hall Phone: (609) 258-6008 Areas: Religion in the Americas
ProfileSeth Perry joined the Princeton faculty in 2014, having taught previously at the University of Washington and Indiana University. He is interested in American religious history, with a particular focus on print culture and the creation of religious authority. Perry's most recent work includes "The Many Bibles of Joseph Smith: Textual, Prophetic, and Scholarly Authority in Early-National Bible Culture," in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Perry's current book projects include Abandoned Quarries: Bibles and Authority in Early-National America, which explores the performative, rhetorical, and material aspects of bible-based authority in early-national America, and a biography of Lorenzo Dow, the early-national period's most famous itinerant preacher (his article on Dow appeared in early 2015). Perry's work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Common-place, and the LA Review of Books. He very occasionally posts at The Junto (earlyamericanists.com). Perry was a Mellon Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early-American Studies in 2011-12.
"The Many Bibles of Joseph Smith: Textual, Prophetic, and Scholarly Authority in Early-National Bible Culture," Journal of the American Academy of Religion (in print September 2016).
"Cosmopolite's Mount Sinai Domains: Lorenzo Dow Dreams of Empire in the Era of Good Feelings," Common-place 15:3 (Spring 2015)
"A Mother Where?" Review of Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity (LA Review of Books, April 2015)
Video: "25 Years Later: Nathan Hatch's The Democratization of American Christianity," Wake Forest University, February 6, 2015.