CLAS 325 Paul the Apostle

The historical, literary, exegetical, and ideological investigation into the life and thought (theology) of the Apostle Paul. It will investigate the historical Paul and the Paul of legend and ecclesiastical tradition. This course will also explore the phenomenon of Paulinism and the importance of the appropriation of the Pauline tradition for orthodox and heretical movements. This course assumes a basic familiarity with the Pauline and Deutero-Pauline letters. Some attention will be given to the writing of an exegesis paper. Students unfamiliar with exegesis are strongly recommended to read Daniel J. Harringtons Interpreting the New Testament: A Practical Guide (Liturgical Press).