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Michael Baysa

Michael Baysa is an incoming Henderson-Harris Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vermont. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion in the Americas from Princeton University and has taught at New York University and Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on questions around religion, media technologies, and the public sphere. His current book project titled “Unpublishing Religion” explores the myriad ways publishing networks, mechanical fragilities, and typographical limitations on colonial printing press hindered efforts by marginalized religious communities to publish their works through a seemingly religiously neutral technology.


Authorizing and Authenticating Revival

Debates around revival persist because of what it promises. Indeed, it could be a site of hope for evangelicals in the midst of stories about declining church membership and religious disaffiliation from younger generations. But for some who experience revival on a regular basis, frustration and disappointment might abound.