Perspectives on Paul Track

Perspectives on Paul Track

Taught by Thomas R. Schreiner , Todd D. Still, Bruce W. Longenecker, Douglas J. Moo, Michael F. Bird, Lynn H. Cohick, Luke Timothy Johnson, Clinton E. Arnold, Scott J. Hafemann

Course Details

  • 7 course series

  • Self-paced

  • 49.5+ hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Full price: $1,469.93

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Course Description

Paul’s letters form a significant part of the New Testament. His ministry and travels catalyzed a movement throughout the Roman Empire. And his theological message continues to shape the church today. He was—and still is—a vital force in the development of Christianity.

This track will introduce you to the world of Paul—his Jewish background and his Greco-Roman context, his travels, and the churches he founded. It will also introduce you to his writings through careful analysis of Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and 2 Corinthians. Finally, you’ll explore the varying perspectives on Paul and discover insights for understanding Paul in today’s culture.

You will learn:

  • The details of Paul’s life and the significance of his writings in the first century and today
  • The Jewish and Greco-Roman context behind Paul’s letters and the world of the first century church
  • The key theological insights from his letters
  • The broad themes and emphases from Paul’s letters as a whole
  • The organization, literary elements, and meaning of Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and 2 Corinthians through careful passage-by-passage analysis
  • The varying views on Paul, including the Reformed view, Catholic view, Jewish view, and New Perspective view
  • How to understand and apply Paul’s writings for the modern world

When you finish this course track, you will have become a better reader of the Bible.

Key Benefits

  • Get immediate access to all 7 seminary-level online courses in the track
  • Access 49.5+ hours of video lectures from Bruce W. Longenecker, Todd D. Still, Douglas Moo, Thomas R. Schreiner, Clinton E. Arnold, Lynn H. Cohick, Scott J. Hafemann, Michael F. Bird, Luke Timothy Johnson, Douglas A. Campbell, and Mark D. Nanos
  • Work through the courses at your own pace—take up to 36 months
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • No prior coursework or prerequisites are required

This Track Includes the Following Courses

Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology

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  • Taught by Bruce W. Longenecker and Todd D. Still
  • 15 units
  • 6.5 hours of video lectures
Four Views on the Apostle Paul

  • Taught by Thomas R. Schreiner, Michael F. Bird, Luke Timothy Johnson, Douglas A. Campbell, and Mark D. Nanos
  • 6 units
  • 3 hours of video lectures

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  • Taught by Douglas J. Moo
  • 15 units
  • 8 hours of video lectures

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  • Taught by Thomas R. Schreiner
  • 15 units
  • 8.5 hours of video lectures

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  • Taught by Clinton E. Arnold
  • 19 units
  • 6 hours of video lectures

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  • Taught by Lynn H. Cohick
  • 18 units
  • 6 hours of video lectures
2 Corinthians

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  • Taught by Scott J. Hafemann
  • 19 units
  • 11.5 hours of video lectures

Designed to Help You Succeed

  • Work at your own pace.
    Take as much time as you need to work through each course and each lesson—up to 36 months. We’ll walk you through every lesson, step-by-step, to make sure you understand each concept before you move on. Pause and rewind video lectures, work through the review sessions as many times as you’d like, and study at the times of day that work best for you. With this program, you’ll get the flexibility to learn in a way that’s best for you.
  • Learn from seasoned teachers and scholars.
    Your instructors have taught the material for decades both in traditional classroom settings and online. Everything has been expertly designed and time-tested.
  • Get access to tools proven to help you learn.
    Take advantage of the most sophisticated adaptive learning technology that will help you retain and remember what you learn.
  • Get digital access to all course materials—anytime, anywhere.
    Get access to 49.5+ hours of video materials, plus all textbook readings, exercises, quizzes, and more.

The Certificate Program Is Ideal for:

  • Preachers, teachers, and leaders who desire to learn more about Paul in preparation for sermons, Sunday school, or small group studies.
  • Pastors who may have taken courses on Paul in the past but are looking to refresh their knowledge.
  • Beginning students who desire a solid foundation for understanding Paul.
  • Anyone who wants to take their study of God’s word to the next level by engaging in a careful reading of Paul’s letters.

How to earn the Certificate

  1. Achieve an 80% or higher grade in each of the eight required courses.
  2. Complete all coursework within 36 months of enrolling.
  3. Notify us of completion.

When we have confirmed you have satisfied the program requirements, we will issue a Certificate of Completion.

Meet Your Instructors

Thomas R. Schreiner

PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Thomas R. Schreiner is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament and associate dean of Scripture and interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The author of numerous books, he is the preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Todd D. Still

Ph.D., University of Glasgow, Scotland

Todd Still serves as the dean of 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.

Bruce W. Longenecker

Ph.D., University of Durham, England

Bruce W. Longenecker 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.

Douglas J. Moo

PhD., University of St. Andrews

Douglas J. Moo is the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He has written extensively in several commentary series, including the NIV Application Commentary, Pillar Commentary, Tyndale New Testament Commentary, and the New International Commentary on the New Testament.

Michael F. Bird

PhD., University of Queensland

Michael F. Bird is a lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of many books, including Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective, and Evangelical Theology, and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He blogs at the New Testament blog Euangelion.

Lynn H. Cohick

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Lynn H. Cohick is the provost and dean of academic affairs at Northern Seminary. Lynn has written Philippians in the Story of God Bible Commentary and Ephesians in the New Covenant Commentary, as well as Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. She explores early Jewish/Christian relations in her book, Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources, and in several articles on women in Early Judaism and earliest Christianity.

Luke Timothy Johnson

Ph.D., Yale University

Luke Timothy Johnson is Candler School of Theology’s Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus at Emory University. His research concerns the literary, moral and religious dimensions of the New Testament, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James. Johnson has penned 31 books, more than 70 scholarly articles, 100 popular articles and nearly 200 book reviews.

Clinton E. Arnold

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Clinton E. Arnold is dean and professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California.

Scott J. Hafemann

Dr.Theol, Tübingen

Scott J. Hafemann is honorary reader at St. Mary’s College, School of Divinity, at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has previously held New Testament chairs on the faculties of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Wheaton College. He is author of several books, including The God of Promise and the Life of Faith, and 2 Corinthians in the NIV Application Commentary series.

Perspectives on Paul Certificate Details

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