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After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries

Course presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Deborah N. Saxon

Sign up now for the Early Christian Texts online course, After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries.

We offer live online hybrid courses taught by Shirley Paulson with recorded lectures and several online live discussions, or a self-led study available from the online site Udemy.com. Learn more below.

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About the Course

This course, After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries, is presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Deborah N. Saxon. The course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of early Jesus people. Dr. Paulson and Dr. Saxon will take you through:

  • the painful reality of living with Roman violence
  • diverse ideas regarding self-identity, suffering, and death
  • examples of women in leadership roles
  • ancient understandings of gender
  • wide-ranging views of Jesus, Paul, and Mary, the Magdalene
  • the variety of texts available before there was any such thing as a New Testament
  • new perspectives on so-called “Gnosticism” and “heresy”

This course is also available through the People’s Catholic Seminary.

If this course sounds interesting to you, watch the introductory video above to learn more about it. This course can also be presented as a private Bible and Beyond Presentation. Great for groups or organizations of various sizes. New courses are always in development, but suggestions for course topics are welcome. What would you like to learn? Contact us and let us know.

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“After Jesus Before Christianity” Review

Thanks for your expertise and work in presenting such an impressive course with all its various features! And thanks for your love of God and the common people in offering this information to the public for such a REASONABLE cost. It could not come at a better time. Churches are not delivering a message the people need (or one people are looking for) and therefore they are leaving in droves. Hopefully, the foundational information you are offering will inspire new forms of church as we come to learn the various practices and beliefs of Jesus’s earliest followers and practitioners.  — Mary

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