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The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public

The First Course in the Nag Hammadi Series

Course presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Hal Taussig

This course, the first course in the Nag Hammadi series, updated and remastered in 2022, digs into the Gospel of Thomas.

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.

The Gospel of Thomas is a source of inspiration and an essential resource for Bible students, Christians, and anyone interested in the history of the earliest centuries of the Christ movements. If you’re looking for cutting edge and outside the box study of a famous ancient document, you’ll definitely want to get going with this course.

Sign up now for the Early Christian Texts online course, The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public.

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This course can also be presented as a private Bible and Beyond Presentation and it is presented from time to time as a public Live Online Hybrid Class. Both types of courses feature online learning and a series of live discussions and are perfect for small groups or organizations of various sizes.

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


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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“The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public” Selected Reviews

I loved this course. The teacher is easy to listen to and I enjoyed the interjections from Hal Taussig. And I have loved the material for some years and was glad to have some more ideas and better information to go with my own musings. I look forward to more courses and connecting via the web and Facebook. Thank you – I will be recommending the course to those who went through the Gospel of Thomas with me a few years ago (and others who did not!) as you have clarified some of our confusion and shown we were not so far off on others. — Janet

I’ve read some books about the Nag Hammadi series, and I took an online course on Thomas several years ago. I signed up for this class as a review, but it exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed its fresh format. I liked the interactive approach where we could take quizzes and share our thoughts if we wanted. I also appreciated learning about early church history. It was a perfect blend of lecture and independent thinking, and I look forward to more classes about Nag Hammadi. — Colleen

I really appreciate the bite-size modules of course material with their descriptive headings. Makes it easier to stop and start as needed. — Geri 

Yes, it’s challenging me and giving me much inspiration. Thank you so much. — Wendy

It is such interesting content – the lectures are easy to understand and follow. It’s a great pace for me. — Rindy