This unit will study the foundation of the Corinthian Community by Paul and the history of its relationship with the Apostle, and its pastoral problems as they emerge from the Corinthian Correspondence. It will include an exegetical and thematic study of 1-2 Corinthians focusing on Paul’s theological and pastoral responses to the issues that arose at Corinth. Paul is in dialogue with his own Jewish tradition, the community of Corinth, the first century world of the Roman Empire, and his own experience. The problems faced in Corinth helped Paul to articulate new maps of time, space and people as these communities learned how to be Christian as they awaited the Lord’s return.
Engage in the exegesis of specific texts from 1-2 Corinthians, making use of appropriate methodologies,
Explain Paul’s response to the specific challenges and problems faced by the Corinthian communities
Demonstrate understanding of the social, political and religious context of the Corinthian community
Investigate, analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant secondary literature.
BA1020Y and BN1020Y or the equivalent
Lectures and class discussions
2000 word exegetical paper
2500 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 13:07:09 +1100