Paul and His Letter to the Galatians: Small Group Edition
What you'll learn
- Develop a deeper appreciation for the way Paul presents his message in this his (most likely) earliest epistle.
- Discern the implications of Paul's message for this present age
- Understand the heart of Paul's message to the Galatian church
- Apply the contents and principles of the letter to one's own life
- Present a coherent summary of this foundational letter
- The textbook for this course is 'Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians' by N.T. Wright. ISBN: 0664227856.
'Being Transformed by the Renewing of the Mind'-- That is the goal of this course and one of the Apostle Paul's own goals for his readers. Paul and His Letter to the Galatians is intended to take you into an in-depth understanding of one of the New Testament's most foundational writings. We will also gather in guided discussions with other students so we can learn together through reflection and interaction about application of the material to life.
The course is intended to take time. We hope that it is worth spending many weeks to embrace Paul's message in his letter to the Galatians. There is no set time limit to the course, so it really is at your own pace. But we hope 'slower' rather than 'faster' will lead to greater comprehension and the transformation the apostle himself would have hoped for.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for every person who has an interest in studying one of the most important New Testament documents.
- This course is great for beginning students of the Bible as well as for those who know the Bible well.
N.T Wright received his BA, MA and D.Phil. from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010. Prof. Wright is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He has published over 85 books and hundreds of articles. In 2014 Prof. Wright received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys music, golf the Isle of Harris, and spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and travelling.
David Seemuth has a Ph.D. from Marquette University in the field of Religious Studies with an emphasis on New Testament Theology. He has taught at the graduate level for over 30 years at numerous universities and seminaries. He also has 21 years of on-line teaching experience. His passion is to see that people not only understand the Scripture, but also apply them to daily life.
Jennifer Loop is currently a doctoral candidate at Durham University. She is the Director of Ministry Engagement for the Wisconsin Center for Christian Studies, and plays a critical role in the online education, both organizational and theological, by guiding the online student experience. Jennifer enjoys engaging with a ‘virtual community’ of diverse students and learners to explore how theology, faith and practice intersect.