Early Christian Texts: The Bible and Beyond

Those who have immersed themselves in these texts have been strengthened, shocked, inspired, and healed by relating to them. They contain extraordinary gems of wisdom, but also challenge preconceived notions about what it meant and what it means to identify as a follower of Jesus.

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Ancient Christian Texts for Modern Healing is an introduction to early Christian writings and their challenges or promises for transforming the world.  This course is offered through the website, Udemy. There are plans to offer many more!

Taught by Shirley Paulson, PhD, the introduction course provides a good foundation for continued study.  Learn more about the course here.

For more about Early Christian Texts, visit the About page.

Title: “Healing and Gender in Bible Times
Type: 5 Hour Course, part of the Principia Summer Session
Date: June 24–28, 2019
Where: Principia College

Title: “Healing in a Fractured Time: Wholeness for the Early Followers of Jesus”
Type: Lecture
Date: November 18, 2018
Where: Denver (Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist)

The Bible and Beyond

The Bible and Beyond blog explores historical and spiritual questions about Jesus, women, salvation, healing, the meaning of life, and where Christianity came from. This blog opens the conversation that will help all writers and readers unlock some of the mysteries from extra-canonical books, forgotten scriptures, so-called “gnostic” gospels, and the Bible.  Read Shirley Paulson’s introductory post here.

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