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About the Author

Dr. Jordan Almanzar
Director of Alumni and Public Relations
Kolbe Academy

Jordan Almanzar, PhD, teaches at Kolbe Academy and Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts. He holds a PhD with honors in "History and Literature of Ancient Christianity" from Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. His doctoral dissertation, written under the supervision of world-famous New Testament scholar Gerd Lüdemann, was published as a book in 2019. His recent memoir, When the Earth was Flat: One Boy's Life at the Edge of the Millennium, was praised by Anthony Esolen as, "...simply, the best book about boyhood I have ever read." Almanzar has written numerous scholarly and popular reviews and articles, as well as appeared on several podcasts, including, The Kolbecast, and From the Summit.

Published Pieces

Contrasting doors

The Enemy Next Door

The modern mind has turned back to an ancient pagan distinction between two kinds of enemies, and in our confusion, we have begun to ask “Who is my enemy?” rather than “Who is my neighbor?”

Dr. Jordan Almanzar
Nov 1, 2022
A statue of Christ crucified

The Hidden Origins of Victim Culture

The modern world's fixation on victimhood status is unique across cultures and history. From where did it arise?

Dr. Jordan Almanzar
Sep 8, 2022