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Introduction to Saint Paul

Introduction to Saint Paul

An introduction to the Life, Epistles and Theology of Saint Paul.

ECTS Credits: 3
Professor: Fr Hervé Ponsot O.P.

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Topic 1. Life of St Paul 

Introduction 

1. An assured date of Pauline chronology

2. Acts of the Apostles

3. A chronological proposal for the life of St Paul

Topic 2 The Epistles, style, and organization

1. The Pauline « corpus »

2. Letters not treaties

3. Rhetorical dimension

Appendix

1. The chiasmus

2.The diatribe

Topic 3. Adoption subsidiary, heart of Pauline theology

Introduction

1. It all makes sense from the purpose 

2. Purpose of Christian life: to become an adoptive son of God in Christ

1. God « Father »

1. What are the characteristic features of this fatherhood? 

2. he term « Father » in the first century of Judaism

2. Jesus « Son »

1. In the letter to the Romans

2. In the letter to the Galatians

3. ...And in other Paul’s Epistles

Topic  4. Justification by faith 

1. Luther and Justification

1. Justice and justify the non Pauline biblical tradition 

2. Pauline Justification.

The Apostle beliefs

2. How is made the justification? 

3. The grace of God

Topic 5. The real role of the Law

1. Fluctuations in surface but not substance

2. Salvation by faith in the risen Christ

1. Before Damascus

2. On the road to Damascus, the Law is challenged

3. After Damascus

4. Jesus Christ and the Law

5. A pedagogue

3. « Failure » of the Law

Topic  6. Original sin, all sin short and Redemption

1. Sin rather than the sins

2. The « power sin »

3. Community dimension of sin

4. Pauline various expressions of the liberation brought by Christ

1. Reconciliation

2. The new man

3. Now...

Topic 7. Church

1. Word « Church »

1. Exegetical notes

2. Letters to the Corinthians

3. The church, the Body of Christ, the case of Colossians and Ephesians

4. And Pastorals…

2. Query for communion and unity

1. Unity 

2. Communion

3. Collection

Topic 8. The Sacraments

1. Baptism

1. Texts

2. Comments

3. The gift of the Spirit

2. Eucharist and true communion

3. Mariage

1. Chapter 7 of the First Letter to the Cointhians (1 Co 7)

2. Chapter 5 of Letter to the Ephesians (Ep 5)

Topic 9. Faith, Hope, Charity

1. Faith in the Pauline corpus

1. The good received in the Jewish tradition

2. Pauline specificity

2. Hope

3. Charity

Etape 10. Christian freedom

1. freed from…

1. The social injustice

2. Violence

3. Sin

4. Death

2. Freed by...

1. God's mercy

2. In Jewish tradition, through observance of the Mosaic law ?

3. Salvation comes from Christ, and from him alone, for free

4. The justification comes from God alone, and is given in Christ

5. The Law reveals Christ but does not justify

3. Son and therefore free

1. Purpose of the Christian life: having God as Father

2. Being the Son, and therefore heir ....

4. To stay free

1. Freedom as grace

2. "We are slaves of what dominates you."

3. Obey Christ is to begin listening to him

4. Why is it difficult to live under "grace"?