Course Summary
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8 weeks (18 hours a week of inside and outside class time)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 religious studies


The course objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of core concepts the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry. Emphasis is placed on major events in the Bible; the Gospels and the message of Christianity; The conversion of Saul of Tarsus; the writings of Paul; the ministry of Paul; and Paul’s legacy. This course was produced from a “Faith Based” perspective. As religion is a very personal subject, your perspectives, beliefs and interpretation of this literature may or may not align with the concepts shared herein.

Learning Outcomes:

  • describe the importance of inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of the Bible
  • summarize the development of the Old Testament and New Testament canon
  • recognize the key text sources for the translation of scripture
  • illustrate the structure, message, and harmonization of the four Gospels
  • describe the importance of atonement and the difference between Grace and the Old Testament Law
  • examine the role of persecution in the expansion of Christianity
  • examine the role Paul plays in the expansion of Christianity
  • recall the timeline of Paul's ministry from introduction to death using the New Testament writings
  • consider the correlation between the Epistles of Paul and the travels and ministry of Paul as outlined in Acts
  • recognize the role of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of Paul according to the Epistles
  • recall the itinerary and events of Paul's missionary journeys
  • recognize the establishment of structure within the local church in Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
  • detail the history of Paul, his incarceration, and his legacy

General Course Topics:

  • Overview of the Bible
  • The Gospels and the Message of Christianity
  • Saul of Tarsus and His Conversion to Paul
  • An Introduction to Paul's Writings and Ministry
  • Romans
  • General Pauline Epistles
  • Prison and Pastoral Epistles
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Discussion Boards

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