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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Stroble  

Pen Name: Paul E. Stroble

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Vandalia, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Vandalia (Fayette County), Illinois. He has written books and articles about Vandalia and also refers to Vandalia and Fayette County in his other writings.

Biographical and Professional Information

Currently teaches at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He has also taught at University of Akron, Indiana University Southeast, Louisville Seminary, and Northern Arizona University. He is an elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Published Works

    High on the Okaw`s Western Bank, Vandalia, Illinois, 1819-39, University of Illinois Press, 1992The Social Ontology of Karl Barth, Intl Scholars Pubns, 1994Adams Street Antiques, Paul Stroble, 1999Journeys Home: Thoughts and Places, Paul Stroble, 1999Paul and the Galatians, The Life and Letters of Paul, Abingdon Press, 2000Mystery: Exploring the Mystery of God, Abingdon Press, 2002Behold His Cross, Scriptures for the Church Season, Abingdon Press, 2002What Do Other Faiths Believe, A Study of World Religions, Abingdon Press, 2003You Gave Me a Wide Place: Holy Places of Our Lives, Upper Room Press, 2006What About Religion and Science?: A Study of Faith and Reason, Abingdon Press, 2007What's in the Bible about Jesus?, Abingdon Press, 2008What's in the Bible about Life Together?, Abingdon Press, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

High on the Okaw's western bank :
ISBN: 0252018923. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1992.

The social ontology of Karl Barth /
ISBN: 1883255481. OCLC Number:

Christian Universities Press,. San Francisco :. 1994.

Adams Street Antiques :
ISBN: 0967408601. OCLC Number:

P. Stroble,. Louisville, Ky. :. 1998.

Journeys home :
ISBN: 096740861X. OCLC Number:

[Paul Stroble],. [Louisville, KY] :. ©1999, 1995.

Paul and the Galatians :
ISBN: 0687090237. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press,. Nashville, TN :. ©2000.

This is the second book in the series, The Life and Letters of Paul. It explores the difficult relationship between the Law of the Jews and the Christian faith of the Galatians. Drawing on historical data about the Galatian congregations and their origins, the author explains how Paul understood his audience and tailored his argument to address the particular threats to their faith and their misunderstandings of the relationship between law and freedom. The six sessions are: 1 - Who Were the Galatians? 2 - A "Second String" Apostle? 3 - Faith or Works? 4 - Faith Came First 5 - What Is Liberty? 6 - Life in the Spirit Each session is self-contained and includes study questions for reflection that are all you need to lead a group or to pursue the study on your own. The volumes in The Life and Letters of Paul series are especially appropriate for those who want an in-depth study of the Pauline epistles. Key Features: Use of historical, archaeological, and geographical data for the region Direct engagement of learners with the Scriptures Learning helps interspersed with the study text Based on the New Revised Standard Version Key Benefits: Helps readers grasp the culture and context from which Pauls writings emerged Paul and the Galatians explores crucial theological, ethical, and ecclesiastical questions in Pauls famous epistle. Each session is self-contained and includes questions for reflection. The volumes in The Life and Letters of Paul series are especially appropriate for those who want an in-depth study of the Pauline epistles. The six session topics are: Who Were the Galatians? (1:110); A Second String Apostle? (1:112:10); Faith or Works? (2:112:21); Faith Came First (3:14:7); What Is Liberty? (4:85:24); and Life in the Spirit (5:256:18).

Mystery :
ISBN: 0687097703. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press,. Nashville :. ©2002.

Creative dislocation :
ISBN: 0687098262. OCLC Number:

Abingdon,. Nashville :. 1980.

Discussion of a range of spiritual experiences that confirmed religious beliefs.

What do other faiths believe? :
ISBN: 0687075505. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2003.

You gave me a wide place :
ISBN: 083581002X. OCLC Number:

Upper Room Books,. Nashville, Tenn. :. 2006.

What about science and religion? :
ISBN: 0687641624. OCLC Number:

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What's in the Bible about Jesus? /
ISBN: 0687653835. OCLC Number:

Abingdon,. Nashville :. ©2008.

What's in the Bible about life together? /
ISBN: 0687653045. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2008.


  • Illinois State Historical Society, 1993 Certificate of Excellence for
  • High on the Okaw's Western Bank

  • National Council on Religion and Public Education, 1993 Thayer S. Warshaw Essay Award (with Dr. Beth Stroble)

  • The United Methodist Association of Communicators, 2005, Certificate of Excellence (as a FaithLink curriculum team member)

    Speaking Engagements

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