Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University, specializing in political, religious, and intellectual history. Born in England, Allitt has written several books, including his most recent, The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History, released in 2009.
He was a capitalist. He was an urban reformer. He was a country boy. He was “Comrade Jesus,” a hardworking socialist. He was the world’s first ad man. For a century and a half, novelists have been trying to recapture the “real” Jesus.