Undergraduate Course: Paul and His Letters (DIVI08010)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is the partner to Jesus and the Gospels (level 8) and like that course is aimed at students beginning their academic study of biblical literature. It comprises a focused introduction to the life and letters of the apostle Paul, including critical issues pertinent to the whole Pauline corpus, as well as detailed reading of several representative letters (Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Romans).
This course is the partner to Jesus and the Gospels (level 8) and like that course is aimed at students beginning their academic study of biblical literature. It comprises a focused introduction to the life and letters of the apostle Paul, including critical issues pertinent to the whole Pauline corpus, as well as detailed reading of several representative letters.
Following a few key issues of historical introduction, the syllabus comprises a survey of several representative Pauline letters, as well as some parallel passages in the Acts of the Apostles. Main set texts include 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Romans, with supplementary secondary readings.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course contact hours comprise three lectures plus one tutorial per week. The former includes interaction between instructor and students, and among students, on the set readings which will have been done beforehand.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Paul and His Letters (BIST08022)
||Other requirements|| Students who have previously taken the following course MUST NOT enroll: Paul and His Letters (BIST08022)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||15% - Mini-Essay (1500 words) on one of several topics set by the instructor
15% - Exegesis Essay (1500 words on a passage from Galatians, 1 Corinthians, or Romans
10% - Regular participation in weekly tutorials
60% - Exam
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and explain key issues in the study of Paul and his letters.
- Relate the Pauline texts to their Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman contexts.
- Undertake basic exegesis of Pauline texts.
- Render critical judgments on historical and interpretive issues in the Pauline letters.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Capacity to modify, suspend, or otherwise change position when warranted
- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- Writing skills, including clear expression and citing relevant evidence
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227