Articles by James L. Kelley

kelley-copyAfter receiving his education at three universities, Oklahoman James L. Kelley settled in to a life of researching and writing about religion. His first two books are A Realism of Glory: Lectures on Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John Romanides (Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute), published in 2009, and Anatomyzing Divinity: Studies in Science, Esotericism and Political Theology (Walterville, OR: TrineDay), published in 2011. His third book, Orthodoxy, History, and Esotericism: New Studies (Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, 2016), is a history of esoteric influences on Western religious culture, and includes a number of his articles, one of which originally appeared in the jonestown report. He may be reached at

“You Don’t Know How Hard It Is To Be God”: Rev. Jim Jones’ Blueprint for Nurture Failure (2017) NEW

A Note On Jim Jones, Nurture Failure, And Ancient Gnosis (2016)

Nurture Failure: A Psychobiographical Approach to the Childhood of Jim Jones (2015)

Last modified on November 3rd, 2017.
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