Books by Bruce Chilton

Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"It seems that Chilton forces more blame on the Abraham story than it can reasonably bear, but his careful look at the contemporary problem of religious violence merits attention."
Sweeping overview of monotheistic violence and sacrifice, tied to one of the most studied and academically tortured portions of the Bible. Read full book review >
MARY MAGDALENE by Bruce Chilton
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Straightforward, bold, easy reading. The author's careful survey serves as a useful corrective to Dan Brown's fiction, which seems to be taken as truth by an alarming number of people."
Episcopal priest and prolific author Chilton (Rabbi Paul, 2004, etc.) argues that Mary Magdalene influenced early Christianity—but not by sleeping with Jesus. Read full book review >
RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"As far as biographies of Jesus go, you'll do better to stick with Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John."
Chilton (Religion/Bard Coll.) goes out hunting for that mythical Victorian beast, the "historical Jesus." Read full book review >