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Studying Paul: Any Suggestions (especially for Undergraduates)?

February 25, 2011

Most of my outside reading over the last decade has been focused on the canonical gospels, the Gospel of Thomas, the historical Jesus, and narrative hermeneutics. Though I have taught Paul in a number of contexts, I am certainly no Pauline expert.

Here at Mount Olive College we run a class on Paul that is taught by multiple faculty and in multiple formats (traditional, module, online). I have been asked to re-write the course this summer. The current course uses Roetzel’s The Letters of Paul and some outside readings. I don’t necessarily have a problem with this book but I’d like to know what others, especially you Pauline experts, have found to be helpful. You can respond to this post or send me an email.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Gantt permalink
    February 25, 2011 4:25 pm

    I’m not suggesting that Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul by Richard B. Hays will suffice as the course text (though it might), but I am suggesting it is highly worthy of being on the reading list.

  2. February 25, 2011 4:52 pm

    I’m teaching my course on Paul and the Early Church again next semester, so I’ll be listening in on the responses to this post with enthusiastic interest! 🙂

  3. April 16, 2011 10:19 pm

    Best Paul textbook: Apostle of the Crucified Lord (Mike Gorman – of course).

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