About Me

I’m an author of several books, a contributor to Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher EducationOn Faith, The Huffington Post, ToledoFAVS (local hub of the Religion News Service). I am currently adjunct lecturer in religious studies at The University of Findlay. I have served as assistant professor of the history of Christianity and religious studies and director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

I’ve co-authored with Menachem Wecker (U.S. News & World Report, Houston Chronicle), Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom (Cascade, 2014). I’m author of Becoming Divine: Jonathan Edwards’s Incarnational Spirituality within the Christian Tradition (Cascade Books, 2011) and Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen (2009).

With my wife, Mindy, I’ve co-authored a popular YA series (ages 9-14) on the history of Christianity, covering ancient through modern periods (the History Lives series). It is a blend of both nonfiction and historical fiction. I’m the editor of a classic Dutch-Latin text, and I’ve contributed chapters and articles on the history of Christianity. I have a B.A. in Theology, a M.A. in the History of Christian Thought, and a Ph.D. in Historical and Theological Studies (History of Christianity). I have lived in Michigan, Perrysburg (Ohio), Chicago, Philadelphia, and Birmingham, Alabama.


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An interview with me at The Huffington Post about the history of Halloween: “Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity.”

An interview with me at the Houston Chronicle’s blog, Iconia (2010): “Doubting the Manicheans: religion historian Brandon G. Withrow on a St.Thomas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Radio interview with Prime Time America over my book, Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen (2009): Listen here (31 minutes into the hour).

Toledo Blade: “Church follows in missionary footsteps of ancient saints.”

Toledo Blade: Ancient document served as manual for new converts: Winebrenner professor explores the impact of ‘The Didache’

An interview with me at Iconia (2008)