Paul in a Contemporary Context

This course looks at the 13 letters of Paul and the different cultural contexts over the last 2000 years, seeking to enable good exegesis by setting Paul firmly within the culture of 1st century Palestine and the Roman world and good hermaneutics, by looking at how we can properly translate that to today’s Western culture.

An Exegesis of Romans 10:1-13

This essay looks at this passage which is in the middle of a long discourse about Paul’s fellow Jews, their place in the larger story of God and thus the place of the church within that.

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The Spirit, the Flesh and the Law in Paul’s Letters

This essay explores the comparison between the life in the Spirit and life under the law, and life in the Spirit and life in the flesh.  It looks, mainly at Romans and Galatians for this.

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