Robert Hutchinson is the author of numerous books of popular history, including The Dawn of Christianity (Thomas Nelson, 2017), Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth (Thomas Nelson, 2015), The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (Regnery, 2007), When in Rome: A Journal of Life in Vatican City (Doubleday, 1998) and The Book of Vices: A Collection of Classic Immoral Tales (Putnam, 1995).
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Robert J. Hutchinson attended a Jesuit high school and university, earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy, moved to Israel to learn Hebrew, and earned an M.A. degree in New Testament and theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He writes primarily about developments in Biblical studies and archaeology, history, cultural conflicts in the Christian churches, and philosophy. Hutchinson has a lifelong interest in non-Christian religions, and has written extensively about such esoteric subjects Tibetan Buddhism, Judaism and new religious movements.
A veteran travel writer, Robert Hutchinson is also the former managing editor of Hawaii Magazine and the former Hawaii Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter. For the past 30 years, he’s worked as a full-time professional writer and lives with his wife and children in a small seaside village on the west coast. An enthusiastic if not very successful student of foreign languages, he speaks a little Hebrew and French, beginning German and “ten words of Greek.”