About Jackson Reinhardt

I am a graduate of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt Divinity School, with a B.A. and Master of Theological Studies degree respectively. I am currently an independent scholar, freelance writer, and soon to be research associate at the Religious Freedom Institute. I just finished a semester long stint as a communications intern with the Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA). While working for SASA, I hosted lectures, and then and interviewed, Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi and heavy metal classicist Dr. Jeremy Swist. I have written a variety of peer-reviewed articles in several fields, mostly revolving around political readings of the Bible (both Hebrew Bible and New Testament) and early Christian tradition. I am also frequently review books in the fields of biblical studies, American religious history, and American cultural studies. My current research interests include the history of transatlantic evangelicalism, anti-imperial biblical studies, and American political history (particularly the varieties of American conservatism).

Jackson Reinhardt is a graduate of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University. He is currently an independent scholar, freelance writer, and research assistant. You can reach Jackson at jtreinhardt1997@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JTRhardt

NBN Episodes hosted by Jackson:

Craig A. Hefner, "Kierkegaard and the Changelessness of God: A Modern Defense of Classical Immutability" (InterVarsity Press, 2023)

September 29, 2023

Kierkegaard and the Changelessness of God

Craig A. Hefner

Danish theologian and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard was not afraid to express his opinions. Living amid what he perceived to be a culturally lukewarm…

Daniel G. Hummel, "The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle Over the End Times Shaped a Nation" (William B. Eerdmans, 2023)

August 5, 2023

The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism

Daniel G. Hummel

In The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle Over the End Times Shaped a Nation (William B. Eerdmans, 2023), Daniel G. Hummel…

John H. Walton, "Wisdom for Faithful Reading: Principles and Practices for Old Testament Interpretation" (InterVarsity Press, 2023)

July 2, 2023

Wisdom for Faithful Reading

John H. Walton

The church has too often lost its way in reading the Old Testament for lack of sound principles of interpretation. When careless habits get us off tr…

Craig L. Blomberg, "Jesus the Purifier: John's Gospel and the Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus" (Baker Academic, 2023)

June 5, 2023

Jesus the Purifier

Craig L. Blomberg

The third quest for the historical Jesus has reached an impasse. But a fourth quest is underway--one that draws from a heretofore largely neglected s…

John P. Bequette, "Bede the Theologian: History, Rhetoric, and Spirituality" (Catholic U of America Press, 2022)

March 21, 2023

Bede the Theologian

John P. Bequette

Revered by contemporaries and posterity for both his sanctity and his scholarship, Bede (672-735) is a pivotal figure in the history of the Church. K…

Chantelle Gray, "Anarchism After Deleuze and Guattari: Fabulating Futures" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

February 11, 2023

Anarchism After Deleuze and Guattari

Chantelle Gray

Deleuze and Guattari never identified as anarchists, nor do they seem to know much about its historical development or continued praxis. Yet their in…

Adam M. Silver, "Partisanship and Polarization: American Party Platforms, 1840-1896" (Lexington Books, 2022)

December 30, 2022

Partisanship and Polarization

Adam M. Silver

Adam M. Silver's book Partisanship and Polarization: American Party Platforms, 1840-1896 (Lexington Books, 2022) explores the development of political…

Lauren N. Haumesser, "The Democratic Collapse: How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861" (UNC Press, 2022)

December 23, 2022

The Democratic Collapse

Lauren N. Haumesser

Lauren N. Haumesser's The Democratic Collapse: How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861 (UNC Press, 2022) offers a fresh examination …

William Marling, "Christian Anarchist: Ammon Hennacy, A Life on the Catholic Left" (NYU Press, 2022)

November 29, 2022

Christian Anarchist

William Marling

Ammon Hennacy was arrested over thirty times for opposing US entry in World War 1. Later, when he refused to pay taxes that support war, he lost his …

Emilio Alvarez, "Pentecostal Orthodoxy: Toward an Ecumenism of the Spirit" (InterVarsity Press, 2022)

November 28, 2022

Pentecostal Orthodoxy

Emilio Alvarez

This recasting of Nathaniel's familiar question from the Gospel is a fair summary of many modern Christians' assessment of the Pentecostal tradition.…

Peter Adamson, "Don't Think for Yourself: Authority and Belief in Medieval Philosophy" (U Notre Dame Press, 2022)

November 4, 2022

Don't Think for Yourself

Peter Adamson

In Don't Think for Yourself: Authority and Belief in Medieval Philosophy (U Notre Dame Press, 2022), Peter Adamson provides an answer to a question a…

Regina L. Wagner, "Electoral Patterns in Alabama: Local Change and Continuity Amid National Trends" (Palgrave MacmIllan, 2022)

October 28, 2022

Electoral Patterns in Alabama

Regina L. Wagner

While significant attention in political science is devoted to national level elections, a comprehensive look at state level political dynamics in th…

Ahmed White, "Under the Iron Heel: The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers" (U California Press, 2022)

October 24, 2022

Under the Iron Heel

Ahmed White

In 1917, the Industrial Workers of the World was rapidly gaining strength and members. Within a decade, this radical union was effectively destroyed,…

Jim Cullen, "1980: America's Pivotal Year" (Rutgers UP, 2022)

September 26, 2022


Jim Cullen

1980 was a turning point in American history. When the year began, it was still very much the 1970s, with Jimmy Carter in the White House, a sluggish…

Randall Balmer, "Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America" (UNC Press, 2022)

September 20, 2022

Passion Plays

Randall Balmer

Randall Balmer was a late convert to sports talk radio, but he quickly became addicted, just like millions of other devoted American sports fans. As a…

James P. Byrd and James Hudnut-Beumler, "The Story of Religion in America: An Introduction" (Westminster John Knox Press, 2021)

July 25, 2022

The Story of Religion in America

James P Byrd and James Hudnut-Beumler

The Story of Religion in America: An Introduction (Westminster John Knox Press, 2021) presents the broad scope of the story of religion in the America…

Archie T. Wright, "Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers" (Fortress Press, 2022)

June 28, 2022

Satan and the Problem of Evil

Archie T. Wright

Satan's transformation from opaque functionary to chief antagonist is one of the most striking features of the development of Jewish theology in the …

W. H. Bellinger Jr., "Introducing Old Testament Theology" (Baker Academic, 2021)

June 20, 2022

Introducing Old Testament Theology

W. H. Bellinger Jr.

A senior scholar and teacher with four decades of classroom experience offers a concise, student-level theology of the entire Old Testament. W. H. Be…

Andrew R. Polk, "Faith in Freedom: Propaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion" (Cornell UP, 2021)

June 7, 2022

Faith in Freedom

Andrew R. Polk

In Faith in Freedom: Propaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion (Cornell UP, 2021), Andrew R. Polk argues that the Amer…

Rachel Hall Sternberg, "The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights" (U Texas Press, 2021)

April 26, 2022

The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights

Rachel Hall Sternberg

Although the era of the Enlightenment witnessed the rise of philosophical debates around benevolent social practice, the origins of European humane di…

Jason M. Baxter, "The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis: How Great Books Shaped a Great Mind" (InterVarsity, 2022)

April 12, 2022

The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis

Jason M. Baxter

Many readers know Lewis as an author of fiction and fantasy literature, including the Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy. Others know him for …

Michael Kazin, "What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party" (FSG, 2022)

April 4, 2022

What It Took to Win

Michael Kazin

The Democratic Party is the world’s oldest mass political organization. Since its inception in the early nineteenth century, it has played a central r…

Keegan Osinski, "Queering Wesley, Queering the Church" (Cascade Books, 2021)

March 28, 2022

Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

Keegan Osinski

Fifty years after Stonewall, the experiences of LGBTQ+ Christians are--rightfully--beginning to be received with interest by their churches. Queering …

Wendy E. S. North, "What John Knew and What John Wrote: A Study in John and the Synoptics" (Fortress, 2020)

March 18, 2022

What John Knew and What John Wrote

Wendy E. S. North

In What John Knew and What John Wrote: A Study in John and the Synoptics (Fortress, 2020), Wendy E. S. North investigates whether or not the author of…