Plain English Series

My current writing project is what I call the “Plain English Series.”

This series is uniquely written by a beginner for beginners. As such, it is the first and only survey of historical theology written by an amateur theologian specifically for other amateur theologians. “Amateur” here should not be confused with poor quality or laziness. Each book is crafted with care and purpose. The origin of the word “amateur” denotes a passionate lover and not, as it is commonly used, merely a non-professional. It is as someone who loves and delights in theology that I write.


Karl Barth in Plain English (2017)

T. F. Torrance in Plain English (2017)

Jürgen Moltmann in Plain English (2018)

 Schleiermacher in Plain English (2019)

James Cone in Plain English (2020)

Paul Tillich in Plain English (TBD)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Plain English (TBD)

Dorothee Sölle in Plain English (TBD)

Søren Kierkegaard in Plain English  (TBD)

Rudolf Bultmann in Plain English (TBD)

Robert Jenson in Plain English (TBD)

Modern Theology in Plain English: From Schleiermacher to Barth and Beyond (TBD)


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Projected volumes are subject to change at any time.

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