MPhil NT A2: Epistles and Revelation

Prescribed Texts in Greek: Galatians; Hebrews; Ignatius’ Letter to the Magnesians (in The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations, ed. & trans. Michael W. Holmes (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 202-213).  See below for essay titles and initial suggested reading for each essay topic. NB many articles and books are available electronically via SOLO.

Tutorial Classes will be held in Weeks 3, 5 and 7 of the Hilary Term. Times to be agreed.

Week 3: Life of Paul, Paul’s Letters

(1) To what extent should Acts of the Apostles be used as a source for the reconstruction of Paul’s life?

(2) What does Paul mean by ‘justification’ language and how important is this for his gospel?

Week 5: Paul’s Letters

(3) Did Paul think grace can be lost?

(4) Assess the influence of popular philosophical ethics on Paul.

Week 7: Catholic Epistles and Apocalypse

(5) Is the Epistle of James best understood as a reaction to Paulinism?

(6) What is the Apocalypse of John about?

 

NE rev 12/16

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