Laura Salah Nasrallah
This introductory course focuses on 1) the Pauline epistles in their first-century sociopolitical context, and their earliest interpretations; 2) what "work" Paul's letters do today in debates regarding homosexuality, women's leadership, Jewish-Christian relations, and ideas of universalism (i.e., how has Paul become a new hero for some European philosophers and cultural critics, such as Badiou and Zizek?). Special attention will be given to what the Pauline letters say about women and slaves, ethnicity in antiquity (Romans, Greeks, Jews, those "in Christ"), as well as their arguments about ethics and the formation of the self, especially in view of the impending eschaton. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 46
Mon Wed 11am-12pm
Course location to be announced.
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