Dr. Andrew R. Murphy

Professor of Political Science | University of Michigan

  • He has written extensively on the theory and practice of religious liberty in England and America, from his first book, Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (2001), to his most recent: a biography of William Penn entitled William Penn: A Life (2018).
  • His research has also explored the interconnections between religion and American politics and political thought. In particular, he examines this idea in this book Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 (2008).
  • Murphy also co-authored Political Religion and Religious Politics: Navigating Identities in the United States (2015).