Paul Thigpen
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Paul Thigpen

Paul Thigpen is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and grew up on one of the sea islands along the Georgia coast. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Religious Studies. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Historical Theology as a Woodruff Fellow at Emory University. He has served on the theology faculty of several colleges and universities and was appointed in 2008 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. Paul is an award-winning journalist and the best-selling author of sixty books and more than five hundred journal and magazine articles in more than forty religious and secular periodicals. His works have been translated into sixteen languages and published around the world. Paul loves to sing. He was a first-tenor soloist with the Yale Glee Club and the lead singer in a Christian rock band that pioneered contemporary Christian music throughout Europe in the early seventies. He also had a small speaking part in the 1979 CBS made-for-television movie ORPHAN TRAIN, in which he played a character named "Thigpen." Paul has even been known to do improv comedy with some of his college students in campus coffee houses.
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