Dr. McGinnis received his B.S. from Samford University, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to the book, George Gifford and the Reformation of the Common Sort: Puritan Perspectives on Elizabethan Religious Life (Truman State University Press, 2004), Dr. McGinnis has published many articles and book reviews. He researches in the area of Christianity in early modern England, and teaches Cultural Perspectives, Christian Theology, Tolerance and Freedom in Christian Thought, The Craft of Religious Studies, and Contemporary Theology. He is an active member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church and speaks in many other area churches.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.S., Samford University
- M.B.A., The University of Alabama
- M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill