Paul and the Politics of Difference
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Addressing issues and problems related to the shift of paradigm in current Pauline scholarship, this course aims to challenge students to struggle with Paul, his theology, and Pauline communities with special attention to both Paul’s context and their particular social locations. “How are we to read Paul with regard to social differences in class, race/ethnicity, gender, culture, and empire in our contemporary contexts?” will be the leading question of the course. Students will examine different/conflicting readings regarding Paul and the politics of difference, through critical reflection on the Western history of interpretation and for their own critical appropriation of Paul.