We’re about to find out because, at his website, he has announced that he will drop his pseudonym, and reveal his true name, on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The rather well know biblical scholar, James Tabor, says of Servetus the Evangelical:
There is a bit of buzz on the Internet these days, among Christian evangelical circles, regarding a modern writer who calls himself “Servetus the Evangelical,” who has penned a new book titled The Restitution of Jesus Christ. The author, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is apparently a well-known Evangelical Christian.
Servetus the Evangelical is a non-trinitarian. In other words, he is a strict monotheist who believes that there is only one God. That means that he does not believe that Jesus was (or is) God, but only the Son of God. Servetus the Evangelical takes his pseudonym from Michael Servetus, the 16th century anti-trinitarian who was burned at the stake for heresy by John Calvin and the city fathers of Geneva on October 27, 1553.
I listened to a bit of an interview with Servetus the Evangelical, and although his voice is masked, I thought it had cadences akin to Notre Dame philosopher, Alvin Plantinga’s. Wouldn’t that be a bombshell for Alvin Plantinga, who has long professed to be a Reformed Calvinist, to declare a change of mind about what the New Testament teaches with regard to the Trinity?
Anyway, we’ll find out who this fellow is on Thursday. Here’s an image of Michael Servetus:
Oh, and here’s what James Tabor says about Servetus the Evangelical’s book:
I obtained a copy of the book and I have to say I am much impressed. It runs 600 pages, is thoroughly researched and documented, and fully in touch with the massive amount of scholarly discussion currently available on the “Christology of the New Testament.”