In this unit you will explore the letters to the Ephesians and Philippians, two of the most read New Testament epistles. This is an opportunity to delve into these epistles in depth, tackling the major themes and grappling with issues in contemporary study.
Students can enrol in either the Greek or English text option of this unit, both will involve close exegesis (and translation for Greek students) of the text of both epistles.
Lynn Cohick is Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois. She enjoys studying the Apostle Paul and his epistles within their larger Jewish and Greco-Roman environments. She is interested in how Jews and Christians lived out their faith in the Roman Empire, as well as how Jews and Christians today can better appreciate and understand each other. Lynn studies women in the ancient world, and explores the impact of feminist thought on New Testament studies. She has taught overseas at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya, for three years (1998-2000). When she is not teaching or writing, she enjoy reading mysteries and jogging with her husband, Jim.
In Ridley Online units you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to your unit. These usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for this advanced unit.