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Shirley Paulson

Shirley Paulson, PhD is the founder and principal producer of Early Christian Texts: The Bible and Beyond. This website features her hybrid and online teaching courses, the Bible and Beyond blog, podcast, and Zoom discussions which also highlights the work of other scholars. Shirley's academic work focuses on early Christian writings, especially those relating to healing practices and theology. Her book, Illuminating the Secret Revelation of John: Catching the Light, explains in everyday language why this classic ancient text is important for modern Bible readers. Paulson also contributed to a chapter in Westar's After Jesus Before Christianity. She currently serves on the Westar Institute's Board of Directors. Prior to this work, Shirley was a Christian Science Lecturer and served as the first Head of Ecumenical Affairs for the global headquarters of the Christian Science Church, as well as on the Board of the North American Academy of Ecumenists.

Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm Pre-Festival Event: A Much Bigger and Broader Bible Workshop
Fri 2:00pm - 2:50pm Shirley Paulson Terra
Fri 3:30pm - 4:00pm Book Signing Fri at 3:30 PM Booksigning
Fri 5:00pm - 5:50pm A Bigger & Broader Bible Library
Sat 11:00am - 11:50am Bigger and Broader Bible Follow Up Conversation Convo Table 06