Richard Gamble

Richard M. Gamble

Professor of History, Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Politics

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Richard M. Gamble


Ph.D. in History, University of South Carolina, 1992

M.Ed. in Teaching History, Bob Jones University, 1986

B.S. in Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University, 1984

Awards & Memberships

Truman Scholarship Foundation, Regional Selection Committee

Modern Age, Editorial Board

The American Conservative, Contributing Editor

Humanitas, Editorial Board

Member and past board member, Academy of Philosophy and Letters

Member and past board member, The Philadelphia Society


Richard M. Gamble (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is Professor of History and holds the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Politics. 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 American civil religion and the long argument over the American identity.