This unit involves a detailed study of Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians. It focuses especially on Paul's perception of the problems arising in the life of the young church in Corinth, and his responses to them. It explores Paul’s relationship with his churches, including Corinth, and examines the way his theology adapts itself to new situations and new contexts. The specific context of the church in Corinth is explored, and different scholarly opinions canvassed. The unit explores the nature of Paul’s theology in 1 Corinthians, including its relationship to 2 Corinthians and the other Pauline writings, along with the question of its ongoing relevance for the context of the church today.
Unit Code: BN2219T
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit Discipline: New Testament
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Describe the context of the Corinthian church in the Greco-Roman world
Outline the theological issues raised in 1 Corinthians by the church and Paul’s responses to them.
Articulate and critically assess different scholarly views on the theology of the Corinthian church which Paul is addressing
Discuss exegetical issues for reading 1 Corinthians
Assess the significance of the theology of 1 Corinthians for the contemporary church
Introductory unit in New Testament
Reading material, video material, online tutorial discussions
exegetical essay of 1,500 words
thematic essay of 2,000 words
Online Forums, equivalent to 1,000 words.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-27 10:21:40 +1100