Paul E. Stroble

Dr. Paul Stroble is a teacher and writer with interests in world religions, social ethics, Bible studies, spirituality, the sense of place, philosophy, and American history. He has taught courses in religion, philosophy, and history for over 25 years and has served in different church and community capacities for many years.

Writing as a freelance author and as an independent scholar, he has authored about 250 publications, including 16 books and contributions to 10 other books. Among his writing work, he has enjoyed teaching laity about topics in interfaith understanding, science and religion, Bible interpretation, spiritual growth, and global citizenship. Stroble is author of You Gave Me a Wide Place: Holy Places of Our Lives (Upper Room Books, 2006).

A native of Vandalia (Fayette County), Illinois, he holds a B.A. in history from Greenville College, an religious studies from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religious studies (philosophical theology) from the University of Virginia. Dr. Stroble currently teaches at Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary.

Stroble and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, president of Webster University, are involved in numerous community activities. His primary blog is “Journeys Home,” at

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Witnesses to Grace

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Read Isaiah 61:1-4

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