Dr. Paul L. Maier

For 50 years, Dr. Paul L. Maier served as Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. His is a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works.  His novels include two historical works — 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 and 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.
The Week that Changed the World documentary film is based on a portion of Dr. Maier's book In the Fullness of Time.


Pontius Pilate (Doubleday, 1968; Kregel, 1990)

The Flames of Rome (Doubleday, 1981; Kregel, 1991)

In the Fullness of Time – A Historian Looks at Christmas, Easter, and the Early Church(HarperSanFrancisco, 1991; Kregel, 1997)

Josephus – The Jewish War (Zondervan, 1982)

Josephus – The Essential Works (Kregel, 1995)

Eusebius – The Church History (Kregel, 1999)

A Skeleton in God’s Closet (Thomas Nelson, 1994)

More Than a Skeleton (Thomas Nelson, 2003)

The Constantine Codex (Tyndale House 2011)

The Da Vinci Code – Fact or Fiction? (Tyndale, 2004)


Renowned Historian - Bestselling Author