Paul & His Letters: Fr. Bill Burton, OFM
Please join us as together we try to deepen our understanding and appreciation for this most prominent of earliest Christians, that follower of Christ who is often called “the second founder of Christianity.”
In four meetings Fr Bill Burton, O.F.M will lead us to review a biography of Paul and the techniques of ancient letter writing that Paul uses in his letters. We will then examine seven of Paul’s letters that scholars accept as genuinely written by Paul. These are: Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians and Philemon.
His letter to the important churches in Rome will be the first we consider because it is pre-eminent among his letters. This is the most “theological” of Paul’s letters. This is the only letter Paul wrote to a Christian community that he did not establish and in it Paul tries to explain to the Roman Christians the gospel he preaches and his understanding of life in Christ.
Sessions will be held in the Parish Center from 7-8:30 PM.
04/25 Part 1 - Romans
05/02 Part 2 - Corinthians & Galatians
05/09 Part 3 - Philippians & Thessalonians
05/18* Part 4 - Philemon. *Note this is a Wednesday!