Randall J. Stephens is a Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria University. He is the author of The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (Harvard University Press, 2008; 2010). He also wrote, with Karl Giberson, The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011). He's currently working on a book titled The Devil's Music: Christianity and Rock since the 1950s (under contract, Harvard University Press). In 2012 he was a Fulbright Roving Scholar in Norway. He has written for the Atlantic, the New York Times, Salon, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.