Carl E Olson

  Male      American      Author

  Born : Apr 17, 1969  

About Author

Carl E. Olson (born April 17, 1969) is an American, non-fiction author.

Olson was born in Hot Springs, Montana, and raised in Plains, Montana. After graduating from high school in 1987, he studied graphic design and fine art for two years at Phoenix Institute of Technology and Northwest Nazarene College. He then attended Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan, Canada from 1989–91, graduating with an associate degree. In the fall of 1991 he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. After marrying in 1994, he converted to the Catholic Church in 1997, from what he describes as a Protestant fundamentalist organisation. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Dallas with a master's degree in theological studies.

His first book was Will Catholics Be "Left Behind"? A Catholic Critique of the Rapture and Today’s Prophecy Preachers (Ignatius Press, 2003). Olson's second book The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code was co-authored with medievalist Sandra Miesel and was published in June 2004. He also wrote the Introduction to Pied Piper of Atheism: Philip Pullman and Children's Fantasy (Ignatius Press, 2008), which was co-authored by Miesel and Pete Vere...

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