Advancing religious literacy

About Polebridge Press

Polebridge 2014 Catalog

Polebridge Press is the publishing imprint of the Westar Institute, home of the Jesus Seminar.


Polebridge’s mission is to publish:

  • Up-to-date reference works for biblical scholars, primarily in support of research on the historical Jesus and the origins of Christianity
  • Scholarly books produced by Westar seminars, research projects, and by individual scholars
  • Books and periodicals that disseminate the results of critical scholarship on religion to the public

Polebridge Press is based on the campus of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Lawrence Alexander, Publisher, manages Polebridge in consultation with a five-member advisory board.


Download the Polebridge Press 2014 Catalog of new titles and backlist.

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