Found Christianities

BOOK REVIEWFound Christianities: Remaking the World of the Second Century CE by M. David Litwa 2022 About the AuthorDr. Litwa has broad interests in the fields of early Christianity, Hellenistic Judaism, ruler cult, classical mythology, and Greco-Roman religions. His career began with a monograph on deification (becoming god) as seen through the lens of the … Continue reading Found Christianities

The Oxford History of the Reformation

BOOK REVIEWThe Oxford History of the Reformationby Peter Marshall 2022 About the AuthorPeter Marshall, FBA was born and raised in the Orkney islands, and educated at the University of Oxford. Since 1994, he has taught at the University of Warwick, where he has been Professor of History since 2006. A leading specialist in the history … Continue reading The Oxford History of the Reformation


BOOK REVIEWNonverts: The Making of Ex-Christian Americaby Stephen Bullivant 2022 About the AuthorStephen Bullivant holds professorial positions at St Mary's University, London, and the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. He has doctorates in theology (Oxford, 2009) and sociology (Warwick, 2019). His studies of contemporary nonreligiosity have received wide international coverage, including from the BBC, New … Continue reading Nonverts

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic

BOOK REVIEWGodless Citizens in a Godly Republic: Atheists in American Public Lifeby Isaac Kramnick & R. Laurence Moore 2018 About the AuthorsIsaac Kramnick is the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell University. His many books include Bolingbroke and His Circle, The Rage of Edmund Burke, Republicanism and Bourgeois Radicalism, Harold Laski: A Life … Continue reading Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic

The Original New Testament

BOOK REVIEWThe Original New Testament: A Radical Reinterpretation and New Translation by Hugh J. Schonfield 2016 About the AuthorHugh Joseph Schonfield (1901 – 1988) was a British Bible scholar specialising in the New Testament and the early development of the Christian religion and church. He was born in London, and educated there at St Paul's … Continue reading The Original New Testament

The Founder of Manichaeism

BOOK REVIEWThe Founder of Manichaeism: Rethinking the Life of Mani by Iain Gardner 2020 About the AuthorIain Gardner is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. He is a Coptic language and Manichaean studies specialist who has published the editio princeps of … Continue reading The Founder of Manichaeism

The First Biography of Jesus

BOOK REVIEWThe First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark's Gospel by Helen K. Bond 2020 About the AuthorHelen K. Bond is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. About the BookWhat difference does it make to identify Mark's … Continue reading The First Biography of Jesus