For all important academic dates, see HERE.
9 AM - 12 PM
|CONTENT||READINGS and ASSIGNMENTS|
Introduction to the course
General Issues in Paul's Life and Theology
Brown, chapter 16 (pp. 422-445). See also Brown, chapter 17 (pp. 446-455)
NB: You should read this material some time after this first class.
The world of Paul
Review material on the world of the 1st century can be found in Brown, chapters 4-5 (pp. 55-96)
Imagine and describe to your satisfaction the main features of the Roman world of Paul and Paul's place and action within that world. (Please write this up and be prepared to hand it in at the end of class.)
Part 1: The letters of Paul
Part 2: The Thessalonian Correspondence
Part 1: Following the notes, write your own letter with a proper letter opening, thanksgiving, body, and letter closing. (Please write this up and be prepared to hand it in at the end of class.)
Part 2: Identify the letter parts of 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Questions about the Thessalonian correspondence
The Corinthian Correspondence
NB: February 2 = Last day to withdraw from a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit
The Corinthian Corresopndence (cont.)
9 - 10.15
Paul and the Pauline Team
10.45 - 12 PM
Philippians / Philemon
By the beginning of class (February 26), students must submit in written form the topic of their proposed research assignment / ministry reflection, including a brief overview of the breadth of their study / reflection. (For a template, see HERE.) The adequacy of this research proposal will form part of the grade for the research / reflection paper.
Colossians and Ephesians
NB: March 23 = Last day to withdraw from a course/activity with NO financial credit
|Due no later than Friday, April 6 (5 PM)||Exegetical Paper / Ministry Reflection due|
A course designed to present students with material for theological reflection on the letters of Paul and their theology.
The course will employ active learning technologies geared to the above objectives (rather than lectures geared to content retention). This will mean that most of the work will be done in preparing for the class and in class. Accordingly, the workload will focus on student involvement.
“[The] man who did more than anyone else in his time to lead people to see what Jesus Christ meant for the world” (Raymond Brown)
sola Dei gratia
All elements of evaluation and review are designed to ensure that students are meeting the Objectives set forth for the course. The evaluations are designed and weighted to be cumulative (i.e., they seek to gauge appropriation of the Objectives in an ongoing fashion, rather than simply "at the end").
In the calendar below, important assignment dates are highlighted inYELLOW.
Please see the GRADING SCALE for information on what grades mean in this class.