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

Jim Jones and Romantic Socialism (2018)

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

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

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