Bible Study Syllabus (Colossians)

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This is the syllabus for the Bible study for the fall of 2008. This semester we are doing a two-part series on Paul. The first half of the semester consists of a book by N.T. Wright called "Paul: In Fresh Perspective". The second half of the semester consists of a study of Colossians.


Schedule

September 7


Topic

Faith and Politics: From the Left

Readings


September 14


Topic

Faith and Politics: From the Right

Readings


September 21


Topic

Paul in Fresh Perspective: Introduction

Readings

  • Paul in Fresh Perspective, Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. 1-39)

September 28


Topic

Paul in Fresh Perspective

Readings

  • Paul in Fresh Perspective, Chapters 3 & 4

October 5


Topic

Paul in Fresh Perspective

Readings

  • Paul in Fresh Perspective, Chapters 5 & 6

October 12


Topic

Paul in Fresh Perspective

Readings

  • Paul in Fresh Perspective, Chapters 7 & 8

October 26


Topic

Colossians 1:1-14

Readings

  • Colossians 1:1-14
  • Thompson pp. 1-27, 131-143

November 2


Topic

Colossians 1:15-29

Readings

  • Colossians 1:15-29
  • Thompson pp. 27-47, 111-123
  • John Howard Yoder, "Christ and Power" from The Politics of Jesus

November 9


Topic

Colossians 2

Readings

  • Colossians 2
  • Thompson pp. 47-68, 143-154
  • Martin Luther "On Christian Freedom"

November 16


Topic

Colossians 3:1-3:11

Readings

  • Colossians 3:1-3:11
  • Thompson pp. 68-80, 125-131, 155-163
  • Michael Barram "Colossians 3:1-17"

November 23


Topic

Colossians 3:12-4:1

Readings

  • Colossians 3:12-4:1
  • Thompson pp. 80-97, 163-177