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The Apostle Paul’s Letters

  • Former Dean of the School of Religious Studies, Catholic University
  • Visiting Scholar, Brown University
24 Lectures (9 Discs) including Electronic Study Guide

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You will love this course.

In The Apostle Paul’s Letters, you will explore the thirteen Letters of Paul, the New Testament’s oldest texts. In 24 thoughtful and well-taught lectures, you will gain a deep understanding of the New Testament, early Christianity, and the life of this great apostle.

Under the guidance of renowned New Testament scholar Fr. Raymond F. Collins, you will enter into the world of Paul. First, you will look at Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, Philippians, Philemon, Galatians, Corinthians, and Romans. By examining them in the order in which they were written, you will appreciate how Paul’s epistolary skills developed as he responded to issues that prompted him to write to the five churches.

You will then explore the remaining texts in the Pauline corpus, which were written by anonymous disciples who paid homage to the apostle. You will look at Second Thessalonians, Colossians, and Ephesians, analyzing the unique character of the texts and the circumstances that prompted their composition. Finally, you will examine the epistles addressed to Timothy and Titus.

The Apostle Paul’s Letters is a fascinating course that will give you a greater appreciation of Paul and his works, bringing you to the heart of the New Testament.

We recommend the video version of this course, which contains images, quotations and other elements designed to enhance your learning enjoyment.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

About Your Presenter

Fr. Raymond F. Collins, S.T.D., is a renowned expert on the New Testament and a visiting scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University. The former dean of the School of Religious Studies and professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America, he has also served as a member of the faculty of theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where he was chair of the Programs in English, long-time editor of Louvain Studies, and rector of the American College.  Fr. Collins earned his licentiate and doctoral degrees in Sacred Theology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 

He is the author and/or editor of twenty books on the New Testament, including An Introduction to the New Testament (1983) and major commentaries on First Corinthians (Sacra Pagina, 1999), 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus (New Testament Library, 2002), and Second Corinthians (Paideia, 2013). An associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Fr. Collins has contributed to The Encyclopedia of Religion, The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, The Encyclopedia of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Catholicism, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, and The New Interpreters’ Dictionary of the Bible. He has written more than two hundred articles for scholarly and pastoral journals. 

Praise for Raymond Collins

“Fr. Ray Collins is one of the finest New Testament scholars in the English-speaking world. . . . Fr. Collins uses an easy and understandable style."
– Fr. John Ludwig

Father Collins’ superb scholarship shines through his accessible, lively and engaging lectures. As a parish director of adult education, I find them extremely helpful. They bring to life the New Testament writings in the context of the early Christian communities, allowing the viewer to better appreciate the relevance of these writings for today.”
– Fátima Lee, Ph.D., Lay Pastoral Associate

“Not only a world class New Testament scholar and a prolific author of over fifteen books and three hundred articles, Fr. Raymond F. Collins is also a dynamic educator who makes complex ideas interesting and accessible to the non-expert. For good reason, he has been invited to conduct seminars, workshops and retreats around the world. If you are interested in solid, sound and erudite Biblical interpretation, look no further.”
– Edward Sirois, Chair, Religious Studies, La Salle Academy

Topic Titles

  • Paul, The Letter Writer
  • Letter-Writing in the Ancient World
  • Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians: A True Letter
  • The Body of the First Letter to the Thessalonians
  • Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
  • Paul’s Letter to Philemon
  • The Letter to the Galatians
  • Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians
  • Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Part II (Chapters 7–11)
  • Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Part III (Chapters 12–16)
  • Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians
  • Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, Part II (Chapters 7–13)
  • The Letter to the Romans
  • The Letter to the Romans, Part II (Chapters 8–11)
  • The Letter to the Romans, Part III (Chapters 12–16)
  • Pseudepigraphy in the Ancient World and in the New Testament
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians
  • The Epistle to the Colossians
  • The Epistle to the Ephesians
  • The Epistle to the Ephesians, Part II: Important Images of the Church
  • The First Epistle to Timothy
  • The First Epistle to Timothy, Part II (Chapters 3–6)
  • The Epistle to Titus
  • The Second Epistle to Timothy

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  1. pauls-letters Bundle: The Apostle Paul’s Letters + Learning from Paul the Apostle - 14 CDs Total $114.95
  2. pauls-letters Video Bundle: St. Paul’s Pastoral Epistles: A Bible Study Course + The Apostle Paul’s Letters - 14 discs Total $149.95
  3. pauls-letters Audio Bundle: The Apostle Paul’s Letters + First Thessalonians and the Corinthian Correspondence: A Bible Study Course - 15 CDs Total $129.95

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Fr. Collins speaks clearly and he is well organized in presenting his thoughts. Review by Marlene
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While Fr. Collins is not the most dynamic speaker I have ever heard, I learned so much from his course. He speaks clearly and he is well organized in presenting his thoughts. The DVD provides a study guide which may be printed out onto which I took many notes, and the used the information to write papers for a Loyola University Extension class on the New Testament. The content was intellectual enough to be of help in a graduate course, but spoken simply enough for the average person to understand. I will purchase another of Fr. Collins' works with confidence. (Posted on 4/28/2016)
interesting and engaging Review by Br. Kieran
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Paul is not the easiest part of the New Testament but the presentation by Fr. Collins is both interesting and engaging. This great pastor, both Paul and Fr. Ray, come across as great salesmen of Christianity. (Posted on 4/28/2016)
I loved it! Review by Shelley
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I loved it. I learned a great deal about Paul and his letters, including which were definitely written by him and which were written in his name. That was very helpful to my faith. (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Paul's letters have been the most influential in my belief in my Savior Jesus Christ. Review by Leland
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Paul's letters have been the most influential in my belief in my Savior Jesus Christ. (Posted on 4/28/2016)
A wonderful way to do classes without sitting in a classroom. Review by Br. David
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The course I have had the privilege to view was precise and informative. It was simple to understand and information was clear. A wonderful way to do classes without sitting in a classroom. (Posted on 9/3/2015)

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