Artful dispatches from the places where we find ourselves
Daniel Silliman is a U.S. historian, specializing in the study of religion in American culture. A Lilly Fellow at Valparaiso University, he earned his BA from Hillsdale College, his MA from the University of Tübingen, and a doctorate from Heidelberg University, where he also taught American religious history for five years at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Silliman's dissertation, "Fictions of Belief," tells the story of how bestselling evangelical fiction shaped evangelicals' imagination and identity. He has also written on how evangelicals imagine the Bible, the economic history of the Left Behind novels, the Heidelberg Catechism in America, and Reformed interpretations of World War I. His popular writing appears regularly in the Washington Post.