Code: NT501

Dates: January 16, 2023 - April 21, 2023 on Thursdays

Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours

The purpose of this course is: to introduce students to the major themes of Pauline theologies represented by New Testament texts and, where appropriate, other New Testament and extra‑canonical literature;  To situate these theologies in the social matrix of antiquity and to identify the interaction of theology and culture implicit in these theologies;  To assess the relevance of these theologies for Christian existence in society and the critical issues entailed in their contemporary appropriation;  To explore a variety of approaches to Pauline texts (minimally feminist, non‑eurocentrist, post‑structuralist); To introduce students to the critical scholarly debates in Pauline studies; To introduce students to an understanding of textual criticism, manuscript traditions, and scholarly debates concerning the formation of the Christian canon.

Pre-requisites: None (students who have not had NT500 – Synoptics in which they learned the Greek alphabet will need to learn the alphabet on their own prior to taking NT501)

Available in person or via Zoom