Paul and His Letter to the Philippians
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Paul and His Letter to the Philippians

Join Prof. N.T. Wright to study one of the most joyful and delightful books in the New Testament.
4.8 (238 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2015
English
Price: $120
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop a deeper appreciation for the way Paul presents his message as a prisoner for Christ in this delightful epistle.
  • Discern the implications of Paul's message as you look at the present age and manner of life around you
  • Understand the heart of Paul's message to the Philippian church
  • Apply the contents and principles of the letter to your own inner life of devotion
  • Present a coherent summary of this letter of hope and encouragement
  • Embrace the beauty of both ‘holiness’ and ‘unity’ as the people of God
  • Learn to live out your commitment to King Jesus in the ‘public square’ with conviction and fidelity
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Requirements
  • The textbook is Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters– Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. John Knox Press. ISBN:0664227880.
Description

Prof. N.T. Wright, renowned biblical scholar and historian will walk you through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The course is a reflection of how to think and live in light of the death and resurrection of King Jesus. The powerful realities of 'unity' and 'holiness' are combined through the proper way to think about the work of God in Christ. The central portion of the letter, Phil 2:6-11, provides the foundation for understanding the whole of the letter and Paul's own way of life. Dig deep into the New Testament through studying this wonderful and practical epistle.

This course is meant to take around thirteen weeks to complete. While you may take the course at your own pace, you are encourage to take time to reflect upon the material presented in the textbook and in the lectures.

The textbook is Prof. Wright's commentary on Philippians in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.

The structure of the course includes:

  • Lectures by Prof. Wright
  • Quizzes to assess comprehension
  • Student discussions
  • Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course
  • Textbook readings
  • Interaction with the biblical text itself


If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of this important letter from the apostle Paul, then you will want to enroll in this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for anyone who has an interest in the message of the New Testament and who would like to learn the beauty and intricacies of one of the Apostle Paul's most joyful letters.
  • This course is designed for a general audience. You do not have to have previous theological training to understand the concepts.
  • This course is meant to take time and reflection. It is not meant to be a 'crash course' in the study of the New Testament.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 41 Lectures Collapse All 41 Lectures 04:53:28
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Introduction to Paul and His Letter to the Philippians: What to Expect!
2 Lectures 05:11


Comprehension Assessment on the Introduction to the Letter
5 questions
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Philippians Chapter One: Greetings and Paul's Reflection on His Situation
11 Lectures 01:26:09

Comprehension Assessment on the Overview of Philippians with Prof. N.T. Wright
18 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 1:1-11
1 page

Phil 1:1-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:07

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:1-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
12 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 1:12-18
1 page

Phil 1:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
14:18

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 1:18-26
1 page

Phil 1:18-26 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:03

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:18-26 with Prof. N.T. Wright
14 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 1:27-2:4
1 page


Comprehension Assessment of Phil 1:27-2:4 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions

Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter One
1 page

Special Assignment Opportunity #1
1 page
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Philippians Chapter Two: The Heart of the Matter
10 Lectures 01:08:02
The Biblical Text: Phil 2:5-11
1 page

Phil 2:5-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:56

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:5-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 2:9-11
1 page

Phil 2:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13:47

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
9 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 2:12-18
1 page

Phil 2:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:41

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:12-18 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 2:19-30
1 page

Phil 2:19-30 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:38

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 2:19-30 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions

Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Two
1 page

Special Assignment Opportunity #2
1 page
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Philippians Chapter Three: Paul's Past Life and Present Purpose
10 Lectures 01:01:54
The Biblical Text: Phil 3:1-6
1 page

Phil 3:1-6 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:23

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:1-6 with Prof. N.T. Wright
11 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 3:7-11
1 page

Phil 3:7-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:10

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:7-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 3:12-16
1 page

Phil 3:12-16 with Prof. N.T. Wright
12:09

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:12-16 with Prof. N.T. Wright
10 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 3:17-4:1
1 page

Phil 3:17-4:1 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:12

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 3:17-4:1 with Prof. N.T. Wright
11 questions

Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Three
1 page

Special Assignment Opportunity #3
1 page
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Philippians Chapter Four: Final Reflections and Directives to the Philippians
6 Lectures 37:47
The Biblical Text: Phil 4:2-9
1 page

Phil 4:2-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:38

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 4:2-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15 questions

The Biblical Text: Phil 4:10-23
1 page

Phil 4:10-23 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:09

Comprehension Assessment of Phil 4:10-23 with Prof. N.T. Wright
9 questions

Key Discussion Questions to Ponder from Philippians Chapter Four
1 page

Special Assignment Opportunity #4
1 page
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Final Thoughts and Q & A
2 Lectures 12:24
Q & A with Prof. N.T Wright and Prof. David Seemuth
11:38

Bonus Lecture– What's Next
00:46
About the Instructor
N.T. Wright
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12,787 Students
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Professor

N.T Wright received his BA, MA and PHD 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. Since 2010 Prof. Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has published over 75 books and hundreds of articles. Prof. Wright recently received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys writing, lecturing, mentoring students and an occasional round of golf. He delights in spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and traveling.

David P. Seemuth
4.7 Average rating
4,210 Reviews
12,787 Students
12 Courses

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 25 years at numerous universities and seminaries. He also has 16 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.