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Paul Maier, Ph.D.
Professor of Ancient
History, Author

Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He received a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary. He then pursued post-graduate studies as a Fulbright scholar at the Universities of Heidelberg, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland. He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Basel under the supervision of Karl Barth and Oscar Cullmann. Dr. Maier is a specialist in correlating data from the ancient world with the New Testament. In 1984 he was named "Professor of the Year," as one of America's 25 finest educators, by the Washington-based Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He currently travels and lectures widely and appears frequently on national radio and television.

Professor Maier has published more than 200 articles and reviews in general and professional journals. His first documentary novel, Pontius Pilate, received wide critical acclaim and has gone through numerous printings, editions and translations. He has also authored a trilogy of books on the life of Jesus and earliest Christianity (now published in one volume), In the Fullness of Time -- A Historian Looks at Christmas, Easter and the Early Church. Dr. Maier's many other books include: The Flames of Rome, A Man Spoke a World Listened , Josephus: The Essential Works and Eusebius: The Church History.

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