After thirty-odd years as a college administrator, including eight rewarding years as Gettysburg College’s first Provost, Baird Tipson retired in 2010 to devote his attention to teaching and research. As an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, he teaches a course on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations each Spring. He is presently editing Samuel Stone’s Whole Body of Divinity, the first systematic work of any kind to be written in North America, for the website of the Congregational Library.  His book, Hartford Puritanism:  Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone and Their Terrifying God appeared in 2015, and an article on Hooker will appear in the Fall issue of the Harvard Theological Review.  He is presently preparing three short 17th-c manuscripts for publication and is beginning a book tracing the roots of evangelicalism to the Protestant Reformation.  His research focuses on the English background of the first settlers of New England, but his broader interests include the entire history of Christianity including the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.


L. Baird Tipson

L. Baird Tipson
Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies

Phone: (717) 337 - 6734

Box: Campus Box 0408

Address: Weidensall Hall
Room 413
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA Princeton University, 1965
Philipps-Universitaet, Marburg, Germany, 1966
PhD Yale University, 1972

Academic Focus:
History of Christianity, Tudor-Stuart England