The (in)Famous Apostle Paul – Fall 2012 Lay School of Theology
Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3
8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
9 a.m.: Class
Lexington Theological Seminary
631 S. Limestone Street, across from the
University of Kentucky College of Law
Registration Fee: $60
Registration Deadline: $60, due Oct. 6
Bill Turner, (859) 280-1253
Paul was a controversial person in his day, and he remains one in ours – though for opposite reasons. Then, he was the progressive; today he is often viewed as a hardnosed chauvinist.
In this class, we will take a fresh look at Paul’s career, and we will discuss how better to understand his writings. We will examine what he has to say about women leaders in the church, about the end times, and about salvation (the faith and works question).
In Paul, we will find a teacher deeply engaged with the problems his churches faced. . . how the gospel can be lived out in new situations . . . and how to answer some of the questions raised by the tension between church and culture.
Dr. Sumney is Professor of Biblical Studies at LTS. He has written six books and over 30 articles for journals and other collections. He currently serves as chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature Section of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. He is also a contributor to the highly-regarded New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.
The Lay School of Theology is a continuing education program primarily for those who wish to enrich their Christian faith.
You may register by downloading a pdf of the course brochure and registration form.