The study of the Lucan and the Pauline writings are the two main axes of this curricular unit. To each, historical and hermeneutical introductions will be necessary.
In Luke’s work a knowledge of the geographical movements will help to define the recipients of the Gospel that is expanding. Then an overview of the figures of Peter and Paul shall enlighten the operative rhythms in the book of Acts.
The approach to the unavoidable figure of Paul will be accomplished also through his works. Both a biographic knowledge and an understanding of his world are obligatory ventures.
A knowledge of the epistolary form, the reasons of its usage and the newness brought by this evangelization method are required.