RELS335 - ST.PAUL HIS INTERPRETERS

Section 301 - SEM
In a handful of letters sent to less than a half a dozen bickering churches across the eastern Mediterranean, St. Paul penned a revolution in thought. The earliest Christians accused him of heresy. Others built their canon around his ostensible rejection of Judaism. Ever since, his writings have incited debate. Augustine and then Luther changed the world through reading Paul. Jews found in him an arch-traitor and a founder of Antisemitism. Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche, and other foundational European thinkers argued over Paul and wrote their philosophies in the wake of his thought. Even more recently, philosophers such as Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek have continued to wrestle with Paul's writings. In this course, after first reading Paul on our own, we’ll explore the debates about Paul, ancient and modern, Jewish and Christian, theological and philosophical.
TR 1030AM-1200PM
WEBSTER, PHILLIP
EDUCATION BUILDING 008