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Early Christian Texts Online Courses

The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know and want to find out what’s next.

Early Christian Texts creates online courses for those who want to learn more about the ancient texts. Learn about the remarkable spiritual gems these texts contain, gems that illuminate the Bible and strengthen its meaning in everyday life. You can give our online courses as gifts!  Find out how. New courses are always in development, and suggestions for course topics are welcome. What would you like to learn? Contact us and let us know.

Online Classes

Several classes are offered by Early Christian Texts on the Udemy online educational platform. Listen to recorded lectures and view prepared material, take quizzes, and spend time contemplating insightful questions posed by instructors. Most courses are $59.95 for lifetime access to all the materials.

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Live Online Hybrid Classes

Our new online hybrid classes allow you to watch a video lecture series at your convenience (course lectures are available 24/7) and participate in several hours of scheduled Zoom group discussions about the material, led by Dr. Shirley Paulson. Registration for a hybrid class is $100 and includes lifetime access to the course (via Udemy). For those who have previously purchased the course on Udemy, the cost of live class discussions is only $40.

Two types of these classes are offered at different times throughout the year.

1. One type is offered by the People’s Catholic Seminary. These are non-denominational online hybrid classes open to anyone and offered on the PCS platform.

2. The second type is offered directly from Early Christian Texts. These classes are made available throughout the year, and often focus on what a text might offer to those with a special areas of interest.

Upcoming Online Live Hybrid Classes

The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public!

People’s Catholic Seminary
7 Online Discussion Sessions
Weekly on Wednesday evenings
March 1 through April 12

A non-denominational learning opportunity for anyone.

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The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public!

Early Christian Texts
7 Online Discussion Sessions
Every other week on Thursday evenings
February 23 through May 18

Special textual focus for Christian Scientists

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The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public!

Early Christian Texts
7 Online Discussion Sessions

Dates TBA (likely beginning in March 2023)

Special textual focus for Christian Scientists

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All Online Courses Offered by Early Christian Texts

The Thought of Norea: Christ’s Sister Savior

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

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

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

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

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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