Both an introduction to Paul’s thought and a comprehensive examination of this particular letter, Galatians will be a study in the shift of Paul’s (and the Christian church’s) understanding of the grace of God. It was a radical step away from centuries of teaching and practice in the Jewish community, from the time of the Exile. And through it a doorway of freedom was opened to both Jew and Gentile. The class will include reflections on our understanding of the Old Testament, stories from the book of Acts, as well as the Gospel proclamation of Jesus. The challenge for the student in this study is found in answering the personal question, in which direction do I lean… law or grace… in my relating with God and people unlike me?
To join the class contact Geoff at email@example.com or come to class on Wednesday evenings!