Paul's First Letter to Corinth: Part Two (Chapters 11-16)
What you'll learn
- Students will engage with the second half of Paul’s Epistle to Corinth.
- Students will discover what the Apostle Paul taught about key questions affecting the church at Corinth in the middle of the First Century.
- Students will be able to understand what Paul’s view of spiritual gifts which is so important for every Christian to embrace.
- Students will see how Paul views the role of both men and women leading in worship.
- Students will examine the pivotal role of the resurrection hope that Paul presents.
- Completion of Paul’s First Letter to Corinth: Part One is encouraged, but not necessary
- A recent translation of the Bible
- A curious mind
Questions surrounding church traditions, the role of women in ministry, and the ways “spiritual gifts” are to be understood, embraced, and embodied were as real in the Apostle Paul’s time as they are today. Looking closely at the issues the early church faced, and how Paul addressed them, can help us find practical answers that can guide us in living as new, fully realized followers of Christ.
In this online course, Professor N.T. Wright explores chapters 11-16 of Paul’s first Epistle to the Corinthians, and explains in plain language Paul’s mission to unite a diverse, and sometimes fractured congregation through Christ’s love. You’ll learn how Paul described the community of faith as the body of Christ, and how the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth changed everything — and continues to transform the world.
Who this course is for:
- Those intrigued by the role of women in the church, issues of spiritual gifts, and the importance of the resurrection
- People interested in learning how the Apostle Paul addressed key issues facing the early church
- Anyone interested in creating a more meaningful life through Biblical wisdom, particularly through New Testament writings
- Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their personal ongoing spiritual journey
- Fans of N.T. Wright interested in Professor Wright’s insights on bringing more spirituality to their work life
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 student 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.