Journeys of PaulBack to Course Guide
The course is an introduction to the Apostle Paul, including his background, conversion experience, missionary journeys, message, and epistles.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Discussing the personal background of Saul of Tarsus, both as a Jew and as a Roman citizen.
- Discussing the details and implications of Saul’s conversion experience.
- Tracing significant events and places in Paul’s first mission journey.
- Analyzing the significance of the Jerusalem Council as recorded in Acts 15.
- Comparing Paul’s reflections on the Jerusalem council in his Epistle to the Galatians.
- Explaining Paul’s theology of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in contrast with the Law of Moses.
- Identifying co-workers in Paul’s ministry, especially Barnabas, Silas, John Mark, Luke, Timothy, Priscilla and Aquila, and Apollos.
- Tracing key places and events in Paul’s second journey.
- Describing the significance of ancient cities where Paul established churches such as Ephesus, Corinth, Thessalonica, and Athens.
- Identifying the Gallio Inscription and explaining its significance in dating events in the first century church and the ministry of Paul.
- Tracing key places and events in Paul’s third journey.
- Describing the events leading up to Paul’s arrest and his voyage to Rome.
- Identifying the core message of various Pauline epistles.
- Tracing probable dates and places of writing the Prison Epistles.
- Noting reasons some scholars question Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles.
- Discussing the impact of Paul’s work and theology on the development of Christianity.