This unit will focus on particular texts in the Pauline letters and particular circumstances in the Pauline communities in order to clarify and reflect on the pastoral work of the Apostle Paul and especially the character and work of Paul as a shaper of communities and as a guide in moral formation. The unit will focus on the manner in which Paul relies on, but also transforms, ancient patterns of moral formation.
Identify the cultural context of the churches of Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi and Rome
Explain the contingent circumstances reflected in the churches of Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi and Rome
Describe the theology that motivated Paul’s pastoral vision
Analyse the impact of Paul’s pastoral vision on the specific circumstances in the churches of Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi and Rome
Pre-reading, twelve class sessions, with guided readings from the set texts and additional reading resources.
Reading Reflection (equivalent of 1000 words)
Essay 1000 words
Essay 2500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-28 13:50:08 +1100