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Dr. Paul L. Maier


Author, The Constantine Codex (2011)

Former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University

Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Western Michigan University

Second Vice President, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

More than five million books in print, in 20 languages

More than 250 scholarly articles in professional journals


Dr. Paul L. Maier

By Erin Zimmerman
The 700 Club - Paul L. Maier was the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He retired in the spring of 2011 and retains the title of professor emeritus in the Department of History at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Maier is also a historical novelist, and serves as Second Vice President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. His novels include two historical documentaries — Pontius Pilate and The Flames of Rome — as well as A Skeleton in God’s Closet, a theological thriller that became a #1 national bestseller in religious fiction when it first released.  Sequels, More than a Skeleton and The Constantine Codex, followed in 2003 and 2011.

His nonfiction works include In the Fullness of Time, a book that correlates sacred with secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity; Josephus: The Essential Works, a new translation/commentary on writings of the first-century Jewish historian; and Eusebius: The Church History, a similar book on the first Christian historian.  More than five million of Maier’s books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 250 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.

Dr. Maier lectures widely, appears frequently on national radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and has received numerous awards.  He has also penned seven children’s books and hosted six video seminars dealing with Jesus, St. Paul, the early church, and current Christianity.

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