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Paul Boles, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-5496
Paul Boles, Ph.D., wrote his dissertation on the creation of a context for meaning to occur in the preaching of third-century Church father Origen of Alexandria, and he continues to pursue his interests in historical preaching and the history of biblical interpretation. Boles is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has worked as a solo pastor and as a hospice chaplain, and teaches preaching at the seminary level. He also has a beautiful wife, two ridiculously great children, and an obsession with jazz music.


  • Ph.D., History of Christianity, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, Azusa Pacific University


  • Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


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School of Theology

  • Department of Theology and Philosophy