The study of Paul and his letters can be exciting, challenging, and life-changing, but only if it is done well and only if students achieve more than a basic familiarity with the subject. This is exactly what Pauline experts Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still accomplish with Thinking Through Paul Video Lectures and the accompanying textbook.
Thinking Through Paul Video Lectures features 13 lessons (on 2 DVDs), introducing students to Paul’s life, letters, and theology. Longenecker and Still bring decades of study and expertise to bear, challenging students to delve deeply into Paul’s writings and to wrestle with his richly-layered and dynamic theological discourse.
Seeking to situate their study of the apostle in proper perspective, Longenecker and Still first look at Paul’s life before and after his encounter with the risen Christ en route to Damascus, then examine each of Paul’s letters individually, and finally synthesize the Pauline writings to highlight the main strands of Paul’s theologizing--—all the while keeping in mind the particular context of first-century Christianity.
As a helpful complement to the textbook, Thinking through Paul Video Lectures is both engaging and easy-to-follow, making it perfect for students learning in the classroom use and for independent learners.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - A Survey of Paul's Life and Ministry (31 min)
2 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians (31 min)
3 - Galatians (26 min)
4 - 1 Corinthians (26 min)
5 - 2 Corinthians (18 min)
6 - Romans (26 min)
7 - Philippians (31 min)
8 - Philemon and Colossians (32 min)
9 - Ephesians (29 min)
10 - The Pastoral Letters (30 min)
11 - The Apocalyptic Narrative of Paul's Theological Discourse (19 min)
12 - Paul's Theological Narrative and Other Macro-Narratives of His Day (19 min)
13 - Paul's Theological Narrative and Other Macro-Narratives of Jesus Groups (13 min)
14 - Conclusion (3 min)