Paul in the 21st Century

January 5, 2015 - January 16, 2015
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New Testament (NT)

NT 2050.CR01: Paul in the 21st Century
Dr. Lawrence Wills
January 5 – January 16, 2015
Monday to Friday, 2:00-4:00PM
Sherrill Library, Room 250
3 Credits

This course will introduce Paul’s theology in three steps. First, we will read parts of 1 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans to try to understand Paul in his ancient context. Second, we will consider the changing ways that Paul was understood in the twentieth century, leading up to the so-called New Perspective on Paul. Third, we will conclude with a consideration of how recent approaches, such as critical race theory, feminist criticism, postcolonial criticism, queer theology, and so on have uncovered new challenges for Paul in the twenty-first century, but new promises as well.

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