Dr. Carl J. Richard

Professor of History | University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • His scholarship focuses on the influence of the Bible as an ancient sourcebook for the American founders’ understanding of moral, ethical, and political science. His current research interests involve the beliefs and use of the Bible by U.S. presidents, especially in their political rhetoric.
  • He has written eight books including The Founders and the Bible (Rowman & Littlefield); The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States (Harvard) and The Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought (Rowman & Littlefield).
  • He has contributed a host of essays to edited volumes, including two books published by Oxford University Press.