Martin Luther King: A Religious Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021)
Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography
Eerdman’s Press, 2020) (
Southern Religion in the World: Three Stories. (University of Georgia Press, 2019).
The Oxford Handbook of Race and Religion in American History. Oxford University PRess, 2018.
Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in American History (co-authored with Edward J. Blum, University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (2011)
Moses, Jesus and the Trickster in the Evangelical South (University of Georgia Press, 2011).
The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History (2011)
Freedom’s Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era. (2005)
Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925 (1997)
Co-editor, Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004), and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in North America Since 1945 (2005).