Robert J. Hutchinson
Most Recent Book Title
The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fishermen, Soldiers and Prostitutes to Transform the World (Thomas Nelson, 2017)
Book Description
“The Dawn of Christianity is a fascinating look at the early days of the Jesus movement that became the church.” -- Darrell L. Bock. Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

In his latest book, popular history author Robert J. Hutchinson retells the founding of Christianity based on the latest discoveries in archaeology, history and New Testament studies.

Focusing on the climactic events of Jesus’ ministry and the twenty exciting years that followed, Hutchinson weaves together New Testament accounts into a seamless narrative and then supplements the story with detailed descriptions of the places where the events occurred.

In the process he corrects long-held misconceptions and assumptions, sheds new light on how and where biblical events may have happened, and deepens our understanding of the ways those decisive years still impact people's lives today. A highly readable synthesis of scripture, scholarship, and journalism, The Dawn of Christianity is a rich and timely retelling of the greatest story ever told and its revolutionary consequences for the world.
Additional Book Titles
Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth (Thomas Nelson, 2015)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (Regnery, 2008)

When in Rome: A Journal of Life in Vatican City (Doubleday, 1998)

The Book of Vices: A Collection of Classic Immoral Tales (Putnam, 1996)

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Gambling (Simon & Schuster, 1997)
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Location (city/state/country)
United States
Author bio
A travel writer and history author for more than 30 years, Robert Hutchinson has reported from Rome, the Middle East, Europe and North Africa for such publications as Christianity Today, the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, 30 Giorni, East West, La Croix, Inside the Vatican, The Blaze, Fox News, CatholicExchange, Mercatornet and many others. He has appeared on Fox TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network and on many nationally syndicated radio shows and podcasts.

Hutchinson writes primarily about history, developments in Biblical studies and archaeology, cultural conflicts, and eastern and western philosophy. He has had a lifelong interest in non-Christian religions, and has written extensively about Tibetan Buddhism, Judaism and new religious movements. Hutchinson is an avid student of the Japanese martial arts of Aikido and jujitsu.

He books have received praise by both Christian and secular scholars:

"This entertaining book, setting its scenes with plenty of local color, demonstrates just how far the modern skepticism about Jesus has overreached itself. Questions remain, but Robert Hutchinson reminds us that we do not need to be browbeaten by those who say that only negative answers are available."
- N. T. Wright, Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

"Searching for Jesus offers the reader a readable and accessible overview to the complex field of biblical studies, archaeology, and history related to the life of Jesus. Although I do not share many of the presuppositions or conclusions of Hutchinson, he does attempt to navigate the minefield of disputes, discoveries, and controversies in the field of Jesus studies and offers, particularly in his extensive notes, a useful introductory guide for general readers who wonder what is the latest in historical Jesus research."
- James D. Tabor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"Searching for Jesus manages to combine some of the latest (and often technical) scholarly research with a highly readable and accessible style—no mean feat! All of this is infused with relevant anecdotes which make the book a pleasure to read. Hutchinson’s book is an ideal for anyone wanting to discover the controversies surrounding the historical figure of Jesus and will hopefully make more people realize why this is such a fascinating area of research."
- James G. Crossley, Ph.D., University of Sheffield
Professional Speaker Topics
* The Historical Jesus
* New Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology
* The Land of Israel
* Making a Living as a Full-Time Writer

Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"The perfect is the enemy of the good."
-- Voltaire

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