The Writings of St. Paul
Schedule of Meetings & Assignments
Description: last update: 13 January 2012

Part One: The Undisputed Paul
Part Two: Second & Third Generation Paulinists
Part Three: Presentations
Part One: The Undisputed Paul
If at all possible, before the semester begins, please read and/or review the following:
1/17 Resources and Methods
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Ratio Studiorum
  • Beware the Jabbberwocky: The Bible & "Revelation"
  • Historical & Social Contexts of Early Christianity
  • Approaches to Early Christianity
  • Varieties of Early Christianity: Jerusalem to Syria, Asia Minor, & Rome
1/24 The Jewish Context of Paulinism:  Eschatology and Messianic Hope
  • The Earliest Christian Proclamation: The Coming Reign of God in the Words & Deeds of Jesus of Nazareth
  • Paul and Apocalyptic Thought/Literature
1/31 Life "in Christ" & the Ekklesia of the Final Age
  • Galatians
  • Social Structures in the Roman Empire
    (Age, Class, Gender)
  • Read:
    • Galatians
    • McGinn, Celebrating Romans, 3–19
    • Meeks, Christians, 51–73
    • Meeks, Writings, 10–22
  • Review:
  • Recommended:
    • Elliott, Liberating Paul, 55–90
    • Meeks, Writings, 176–84, 215–50
    • Murphy-O’Connor, Paul, 158–210
  • DUE: Project proposal (Abstract & preliminary bibliography)
  • Write: CHP #1 or Critical Review #1
T 2/07 Prophecy & Spiritual Authority: The Corinthian Correspondence I
 
2/14 The Folly of the Cross: The Corinthian Correspondence II
 
2/21 Mediterranean Context of Early Christianity:  Honor & Shame
Shrove Tuesday
Philemon & Philippians
2/28 Romans, Part I
 
  • Read:
    • Romans
    • Meeks, Writings, 66–94
    • McGinn, Celebrating Romans, 42–63, 143–76
  • Review: Outline of Romans
  • Recommended:
    • Lampe, Die stadtrömischen Christen in dem ersten beiden Jahrhunderten
    • McGinn, Celebrating Romans, 83–105
    • Meeks, Writings, 250–57, 268–72
    • Murphy-O’Connor, Paul, 323–40
  • DUE: First draft of project
3/06 Midsemester Break
3/13 Romans, Part II
 
  • Read:
    • McGinn, Celebrating Romans, 165–203, 222–39
    • McGinn, “Women Co-Workers of Paul”
  • Recommended:
    • Elliott, Liberating Paul, 181–230
    • Meeks, Writings, 321–49, 422–34
    • Murphy-O’Connor, Paul, 341–71
    • Osiek,
  • DUE: CLASS DISCUSSIONS
    • Rom 1:21–27
    • Rom 3:21–31
    • Rom 6:1–14
    • Rom 7:1–6
    • Rom 11:11–24
    • Rom 2:17–29
    • Rom 13:1–14
  • Write: CHP #2 or Critical Review #2
Part Two: Second & Third Generation Paulinists
3/20 Deutero-Paulinism I 2012 EGLBS Meeting Thursday–Friday in Richfield, Ohio
Developing Christology: Colossians
3/27 Deutero-Paulinism II
Developing Ecclesiology: Ephesians
4/03 Deutero-Paulinism III
Developing Eschatology: 1–2 Thessalonians & the Apocalypse of John
4/10 NO CLASS; Monday classes meet
4/17 The Pastoral Epistles & The Legend Traditions
Part Three: Project Presentations
4/24 Project Presentations DUE: Text or outline of project presentation
Write (in class): Final course evaluation
Presenters:
Respondents:
5/01 Project Presentations
Presenters:
Respondents:
5/08 (PRN) Concluding Agape Meal REALLY DUE: Absolutely last date to submit Final draft of project