Thinking through Paul Video Lectures
The study of Paul and his letters can be exciting, challenging, and life-changing, but only if it is done well and only if students achieve more than a basic familiarity with the subject. This is exactly what Pauline experts Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still accomplish with Thinking Through Paul Video Lectures and the accompanying textbook.
Thinking Through Paul Video Lectures features 13 lessons (on 2 DVDs), introducing students to Paul’s life, letters, and theology. Longenecker and Still bring decades of study and expertise to bear, challenging students to delve deeply into Paul’s writings and to wrestle with his richly-layered and dynamic theological discourse.
Seeking to situate their study of the apostle in proper perspective, Longenecker and Still first look at Paul’s life before and after his encounter with the risen Christ en route to Damascus, then examine each of Paul’s letters individually, and finally synthesize the Pauline writings to highlight the main strands of Paul’s theologizing--—all the while keeping in mind the particular context of first-century Christianity.
As a helpful complement to the textbook, Thinking through Paul Video Lectures is both engaging and easy-to-follow, making it perfect for students learning in the classroom use and for independent learners.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - A Survey of Paul's Life and Ministry (31 min)
2 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians (31 min)
3 - Galatians (26 min)
4 - 1 Corinthians (26 min)
5 - 2 Corinthians (18 min)
6 - Romans (26 min)
7 - Philippians (31 min)
8 - Philemon and Colossians (32 min)
9 - Ephesians (29 min)
10 - The Pastoral Letters (30 min)
11 - The Apocalyptic Narrative of Paul's Theological Discourse (19 min)
12 - Paul's Theological Narrative and Other Macro-Narratives of His Day (19 min)
13 - Paul's Theological Narrative and Other Macro-Narratives of Jesus Groups (13 min)
14 - Conclusion (3 min)
About the Authors
Bruce W. Longenecker (PhD, University of Durham, England) is professor of religion and W. W. Melton Chair at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has previously taught at the University of St. Andrews, Cambridge University, and the University of Durham. He is the author of several books, including Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World, and The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World.
Todd D. Still (Ph. D., University of Glasgow, Scotland) serves as the William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures (New Testament and Greek) at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In addition to having written Colossians for the revised edition of The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Dr. Still is the author of Conflict at Thessalonica as well as Philippians & Philemon. He is also the (co-) editor of several volumes (including Jesus and Paul Reconnected, After the First Urban Christians, and Tertullian and Paul) and has published articles in such scholarly journals as New Testament Studies, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
In the Thinking through Paul course, New Testament scholars Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still provide a thorough, college or seminary level introduction to the life of the apostle Paul and the New Testament books he authored.