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Paul, the Cross-shaped Church, and its Mission

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This unit will examine the call of the church to participate in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus according to Paul’s letters. The students will study key passages in Romans, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, and other Pauline letters concerning the call of the church to be conformed to the crucified Christ. The unit will explore the concept of participation in Christ and its interrelationship with the mission of the church in the Pauline corpus. More specifically, the unit will survey the outworking of the corporate life of cruciform Christ-communities in the first century, which includes hospitality, multi-ethnic harmony, economic justice, peace-making, faithful witness, and the embodiment of the justice of God in the context of the Roman Empire.

BN2009W or BN3009W (Classroom)
BN3709W (Online)
Undergraduate (Level 2 or Level 3)
New Testament (BN)
Biblical Studies (B)
First-level introductory unit in New Testament (BN1001W or equivalent)
Whitley College   view location >
Siu Fung Wu   view profile >
Class Time
Three hours per week