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Dr. Hanley began at Truman since 1991 and retired in December 2018. He holds his doctorate from Purdue University, his master's from the University of Illinois, and his bachelor's degree from Western State College of Colorado. He is a member of the Organization of American Historians, American Society of Church History, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He is the author of Beyond a Christian Commonwealth: The Protestant Quarrel with the American Republic, 1830-1860 (University of North Carolina Press, 1994). His most recent work, "Revolution at Home and Abroad: The Radical Implications of the Protestant Call to Missions, 1825-1870," appears in The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003). He is currently co-editing The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics to be published by Greenwood Press.