Candy Gunther Brown

Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University

Candy Gunther Brown (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Brown is author of The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (Harvard University Press, 2012); The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America (Oxford University Press, 2013); and Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). She is editor of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Oxford University Press, 2011), and co-editor (with Mark Silk) of The Future of Evangelicalism in America (Columbia University Press, 2016).

Experience

  • 2006–present
    Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington)
  • 2001–2006
    Assistant Professor of American Studies, Saint Louis University
  • 2000–2001
    Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Education

  • 2000 
    Harvard University, Ph.D.
  • 1995 
    Harvard University, M.A.
  • 1992 
    Harvard University, B.A.

Publications

  • 2019
    Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?, University of North Carolina Press
  • 2016
    The Future of Evangelicalism in America, Columbia University Press
  • 2013
    The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America, Oxford University Press
  • 2012
    Testing Prayer: Science and Healing, Harvard University Press
  • 2011
    Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, Oxford University Press
  • 2004
    The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880, University of North Carolina Press

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Society of Church History (President, 2017)