Winter Non-Credit Course, "Saint Paul: The Life and Letters of the Apostle to the Nations"

Mar 3, 2020
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture

This weekly non-credit course is open to current students and faculty. Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose. Sessions do not presuppose previous attendance or prior knowledge of the subject.


Who was Paul and what was his 'good news'? What does he mean by faith or by “principalities and powers”? After Jesus himself, perhaps no Christian personality has evoked such admiration, so much controversy, and so many questions. This course will examine the life and thought of the Apostle Paul through focused presentations on several of his letters. The first presentation will introduce the study of Paul, and following presentations will examine his letters, including 1-2 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1-2 Corinthians, and Romans, from a variety of perspectives. No prior reading or knowledge is expected and Bibles will be on hand to read and discuss passages of Paul’s letters.


Introduction to Paul and his Study
Jan. 14  |  Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ

First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians
Jan. 21  |  Justin Howell, University of Chicago

Letter to the Galatians
Jan. 28  |  Fr Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union

First Letter to the Corinthians
Feb. 4  |  Cameron Ferguson, University of Chicago

Second Letter to the Corinthians
Feb. 11  |  Cameron Ferguson, University of Chicago

Letter to the Romans (Chapters 1-8)
Feb. 18  |  Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ

Letter to the Romans (Chapters 8-16)
Feb. 25  |  Fr. Andew Liaugminas, Calvert House

Paul's Legacy
March 3  |  Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ