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 origins of Christianity and the historical Jesus
  • 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 managed by sub-committees of the Westar Board of Directors. For more information, contact Academic Director David Galston ([email protected]).

How to Order

All Polebridge Press titles may be ordered on this site. Many titles are also available from other online bookstores and from local booksellers. Learn more

Instructors considering textbook adoptions for upcoming courses are welcome to request an exam copy.

Interested in reviewing a Polebridge book for a print or electronic publication or program? Request a review copy.

Customer Service

Contact us with any questions Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5:30 pm Central Time.

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (651) 200-2372

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Submission Guidelines

Polebridge Press welcomes proposals for books aligned with its mission. Please read the Polebridge submission guidelines to learn more.