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Mary Magdalene: A Leader for the First and Twenty-First Centuries Course

By |2024-07-10T04:24:10-04:00April 15th, 2024|

In our own complex and confusing world of the 21st century, what we learn from Mary can startle us with refreshing spiritual insights. They are profoundly relevant today for people who resonate with the teachings and acts of Jesus. This is what you'll experience when you take the Bible and Beyond course, Mary Magdalene: A Leader for the First and Twenty-First Centuries.

The Secret Revelation of John Course

By |2024-06-07T04:02:01-04:00January 5th, 2023|Tags: |

Fourth in the Nag Hammadi Series the Secret Revelation of John, expands readers' modern understanding of the biblical world in extraordinary ways. Written about the same time or just a bit later than other biblical texts, it reveals a side of the Jesus movement that was invisible to the world for over 1600 years. In this online course, Dr. Shirley Paulson explores the book’s three major ideas – gems – that support its healing and saving message.

The Thought of Norea: Christ’s Sister Savior

By |2024-05-16T04:15:05-04:00October 21st, 2022|

Third in the Nag Hammadi Series The Thought of Norea, found in the Nag Hammadi texts in 1945, not only indicates the reality of this female Savior, but in her divine-human state, she illustrates for humanity how her divinity might be attainable by others. This course, the third in the Nag Hammadi series, is presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Hal Taussig.

After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries

By |2024-05-16T04:10:16-04:00August 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , |

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 by examining information from a wide variety of sources, including the book After Jesus Before Christianity.

Healing Violence in the World: Letter of Peter to Philip

By |2024-05-16T04:15:35-04:00November 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Second in the Nag Hammadi Series Presenters Dr. Shirley Paulson and her co-instructor, Dr. Hal Taussig, guide you through some surprising new ideas about Jesus in this little-known text, the Letter of Peter to Philip. Jesus gives his ambassadors (i.e. disciples) instructions in six steps that lead his followers (from long ago and now) to experience peace, joy, and even healing in the face of violence.

The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public

By |2024-05-16T04:11:39-04:00March 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

First in the Nag Hammadi Series Presenters Dr. Shirley Paulson and her co-instructor, Dr. Hal Taussig, explain the complex but extremely important relationship between the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas and the Bible, while helping you gain confidence in your own ability to interpret and make use of it.

Ancient Christian Texts for Modern Healing

By |2024-07-10T02:37:27-04:00March 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

This class, offered by Early Christian Texts and taught by Dr. Shirley Paulson, is an introductory course constructed especially for spiritually curious people who don’t have much experience with the books circulated during the early days of Christianity.  As well as providing a foundation for more the advanced courses, Ancient Christian Texts for Modern Healing gives users insights into the healing beliefs and practices of early Jesus followers.

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