About Me

I’m an author of several books, a contributor to The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Huffington Post, ToledoFAVS (local hub of the Religion News Service), and 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’m also an adjunct professor for the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies program at The University of Findlay .

I’ve co-authored with Menachem Wecker (U.S. News & World Report, Houston Chronicle) the forthcoming book 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 creative nonfiction YA series (ages 9-14) on the history of Christianity, covering ancient through modern periods (the History Lives series). 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.


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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)