Paul, Apostle of the Risen David
Peter J. Leithart
Mar 13 - Mar 17
Pentecost Term

Nearly two thousand years after his death, the apostle Paul continues to fascinate. Biblical scholars, theologians, philosophers, political theorists, not to mention preachers and ordinary Christians, puzzle over his letters, "in which," as Peter says, "are some things hard to understand" (2 Peter 3:16).

Paul's teaching has often been forced into narrowly "religious" categories, as if he were only concerned with individual salvation. His deep roots in the Old Testament, his focus on the church, and the political dimensions of his gospel and mission have been minimized or ignored altogether.

This course will offer a holistic understanding of Paul's theology by focusing on his letters to the Galatians and the Romans. While seeking to grasp Paul's work in its historical setting, the course will also expound on the continuing relevance of Pauline theology in the twenty-first century.

The Paul that emerges from our study will be a multidimensional Paul: Paul the political theologian, Paul the ecclesial theologian, Paul the missionary theologian, and, above all, Paul the biblical theologian.

Join us during the week of March 13-17, 2023 as we look for the divine melody in the tumult of history

Theopolis Institute admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or scholarship programs.

*This requirement was added in July 2016. For those who entered the Certificate Program earlier than that date, the oral examination is voluntary.

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