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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.
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About Your Presenter
Fr. Raymond F. Collins is a renowned expert on the New Testament. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University, and he was formerly dean of the School of Religious Studies and professor of New Testament at Catholic University. He has also served as a member of the faculty of theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he was chair of the Programs in English, long-time editor of Louvain Studies, and rector of the American College.
Father Collins earned his Bachelor, Licentiate and Doctoral degrees in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven.
He is the author of more than a dozen 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, 2012). Currently as associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, he 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 which have been published in scholarly and pastoral journals in the United States and internationally and he has widely lectured throughout the world.
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
- 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