Pauline Literature

4.5 ECTs / Semester / Português

To approach the unavoidable figure of Paul both a biographic knowledge and an understanding of his world are obligatory ventures.
Even if Paul was not the first one to use the form letters as a means for communication in the ancient world, he used this method in an unprecedented way. The letters sent by Paul to the different early Christian communities had a multiple purpose: announcing the mysteries of faith; greeting and maintaining contact; exchanging news; announcing projects; addressing some questions dealing with practical matters; correcting some behaviors, and even recommending persons.
Nowadays, as in the past, language matters. Reading and studying accurately Paul shall enable the building up and animating Christian communities.



Professor Auxiliar
Doutor em Teologia Bíblica pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisboa) com a tese: Experiência e Resistência em tempos de desencanto - estudo bíblico…