Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is an independent publisher of religious books, from academic books and scholarly works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, ministry, and cultural criticism.

Founded in 1911, Eerdmans has long held a reputation for excellence in publishing. William B. Eerdmans Sr., the founder, believed that responsible viewpoints from across the religious spectrum should be given opportunity for expression and that high literary and intellectual standards were of utmost importance. His publishing company continues to operate according to these beliefs today. Thus, deeply rooted in the historic Christian tradition, ecumenical in spirit, open to emerging dialogue between denominations and with other faiths, Eerdmans is committed to the life of the religious academy, to the church, and to the role of religion in culture, while continually diversifying its body of work so as to reach an even wider audience of academics, faith leaders, and general readers.

James Ernest is vice president and editor-in-chief at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. He holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MA in classical studies from Boston University, an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD in historical theology from Boston College. His dissertation was published as The Bible in Athanasius of Alexandria. He loves libraries.