Pauline Studies

Course Number: 719; G Block 719g

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Elective; Satisfies one semester of the Religious Studies graduation requirement

Course Description:
“Coming to grips with Christianity means coming to grips with Paul.” - Luke Timothy Johnson.
Second only to Jesus, no one person factors into the New Testament more prominently than the Apostle Paul. Students will explore the conversion, missionary travels and theology of St. Paul of Tarsus, as well as the development of the early Church. Students will also explore Greco-Roman letter writing styles and ancient debate skills in order to understand the structure and theological make up of Paul’s work. After, students will engage in a careful reading and thoughtful critical investigation and analysis of several of the Letters of St. Paul.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Anselm Academic Study Bible: New American Bible, Catholic Edition. ISBN: 9781599821245
  • The Bible Spark Charts. ISBN: 9781411470194
  • Students need to have a print copy of the Bible

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of:
Scripture I & Scripture II