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REL 335W (IT) Paul of Tarsus (1)

Paul of Tarsus was an early follower of Jesus, who roamed the Roman Empire establishing communities of like-minded Jesus-followers, to whom he then wrote letters, several of which are contained in the Christian Bible. This is an historical study of this remarkable figure through his authentic letters. Students will learn to read these letters critically and historically and to discern through them the commitments and conflicts of Paul and his communities. Students will also learn about the remarkable influence of this early Christian figure on the history and theology of Christianity. The is a writing-centered course; students will engage in a number of different writing exercises in it, including a final paper shared with peers.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Interpreting Texts
  • Prerequisite: REL 114 or consent of instructor
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: McGaughey

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