If Jesus is the foundation and origin of the Christian faith, then it is hard not to argue that St Paul should be rightly numbered among its principal architects. Credited with 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament- – which amount to 32% of its overall content – his letters to various communities and individuals reveal both his trials and tribulations as an early missionary and his skill as a thinker and theologian.
Windows into St Paul will begin with the story of the events on the Damascus Road that made Saul, Paul and explore through the letters to the communities he founded how his Jewish faith and theology were reshaped through that encounter. Alongside of this run the real events and issues that occur in those communities that challenge Paul’s gifts as both a pastor, a teacher and a leader – and as these are explored by the course it is hard not to make comparisons and think again about the issues and challenges that face church communities today.
The six-week course will conclude in its final two weeks by looking in more depth at 1 Corinthians and Romans two of Paul’s finest and influential works.
The course begins on Monday 19th September and will be taught three times each day 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7.30pm -9.30pm in the Pearson room of the Cathedral Office. The charge made for each participant for the six-week course is £10
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