New Article published – “Monotheism and Syncretism in Late Antiquity…”

A new article of mine, part of a forthcoming chapter in a volume on religious syncretism, has just been previewed in a special issue of the JMJ.  My contribution, "Monotheism and Syncretism in Late Antiquity: The 'Hellenistic' Religion of Julian the Apostate," is related to religious syncretism in the thought of the Roman emperor Julian … Continue reading New Article published – “Monotheism and Syncretism in Late Antiquity…”

New Book — Emlyn’s An Humble Inquiry

Thomas Emlyn's An Humble Inquiry into the Scripture-Account of Jesus Christ (Theophilus Press, 2021) Excited to announce a new book, and the first publication of the new Theophilus Press imprint: an updated, critical edition of Thomas Emlyn’s An Humble Inquiry, complete with notes by Dr. Dale Tuggy and myself, and a historical introduction I’ve authored … Continue reading New Book — Emlyn’s An Humble Inquiry

New Article Published in JMJ – “Unitarian Monotheism in Meiji Japan”

I’ve recently written an article on unitarian Christianity in Japan and certain methodological problems and prejudices in the study of its history : “Unitarian Monotheism in Meiji Japan: Confucian Ethics, Syncretism, and the New Testament.” Most in the West are entirely unaware of the fascinating history of the Japanese unitarians who made waves during Japan's … Continue reading New Article Published in JMJ – “Unitarian Monotheism in Meiji Japan”

The Religion of Constantine – Interview on Transfigured

Last night I was happy to engage in a fun interview with Sam Adams on TRANSFIGURED regarding my new book, Constantine and the Divine Mind: The Imperial Quest for Primitive Monotheism (Wipf and Stock, 2019).  [Available now on Amazon] and [Barnes and Noble] Here we discuss both Constantine and his religious world, including such stimulating … Continue reading The Religion of Constantine – Interview on Transfigured

New Book Now Available – Constantine and the Divine Mind

Just in time for the holidays... my new book is now available for order direct from the publisher's website! Click here to order: https://wipfandstock.com/constantine-and-the-divine-mind.html Thank you so very much to everyone at Wipf and Stock for their support of this project!  And thanks to everyone involved during the editing and proofing process, including Menashe Israel, … Continue reading New Book Now Available – Constantine and the Divine Mind

New Article Published in JEBS: “Unorthodox Christology in General Baptist History”

I'm honored to announce the publication of my article, "Unorthodox Christology in General Baptist History: The Legacy of Matthew Caffyn" in the newest edition of the Journal of European Baptist Studies (Vol. 19, No. 2, Autumn 2019, pp. 140-151). The JEBS is published by the excellent International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam, and I'm … Continue reading New Article Published in JEBS: “Unorthodox Christology in General Baptist History”

New Book Preview Video – ‘Constantine and the Divine Mind’

The final manuscript of my new book, Constantine and the Divine Mind: The Imperial Quest for Primitive Monotheism, is now off to the publisher to be finalized before printing.  In celebration of this milestone, I've put together this short preview video to help introduce the subject of the book, why I wrote it, and a … Continue reading New Book Preview Video – ‘Constantine and the Divine Mind’

Date vs. Tuggy: Church History and the Protestant Case for ‘Orthodox’ Christology

A few weeks ago (Friday, May 31st) I had the honor of being invited to Pine Grove Bible Church in Minneapolis to moderate a very important public debate on Christology. Dr. Dale Tuggy and Mr. Chris Date met to debate the proposition that "The New Testament Jesus is human and not divine," with Tuggy arguing … Continue reading Date vs. Tuggy: Church History and the Protestant Case for ‘Orthodox’ Christology

New Book Announcement: “Constantine and the Divine Mind”

I’m happy to announce that my forthcoming book, Constantine and the Divine Mind: The Imperial Quest for Primitive Monotheism, has just been picked up by Wipf and Stock publishers. What's the book about?  Essentially, it’s a new historical proposal about the reason for Constantine’s famous conversion to Christianity. It’s also about monotheism. Few subjects seem to have … Continue reading New Book Announcement: “Constantine and the Divine Mind”