In Search of Paul

2021 Trip now forming
Turkey & Greece

Contemporary scholars often describe four “Pauls”:

  • The Paul of the autograph letters: Philemon, 1 Thessalonians, Philippians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans
  • The “Paul” of the pastorals: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
  • The “Paul” of Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Thessalonians
  • The “traditional Paul” of Acts
Churches of the Reformation may also have a “fifth Paul”: the “Paul” of the 16th century.

How does the “Reformation Paul” equate to the “genuine Paul”? What did Paul mean by: justice, righteousness, salvation, faith, law, and gospel as he wrote to diverse urban people living in the classed slave society of the Roman Empire? What does a 1st century gospel mean for a 21st century context? These are some of the questions we will explore as we travel through the world of the early church focusing on Paul’s autograph letters.

This is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is serious about studying scripture and growing their understanding of the first century Christian movement. Preparation is required.

Study Paul’s letters in the context of the 1st century empire.

Welcome to the ancient world where scripture will come alive as you enter the past to reimagine the future church.

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