The two letters to the Corinthians give insight into the life of the problems of a young Gentile-Christian church. From the various positions that the apostle Paul takes, it becomes quite clear what is of critical importance for the faith and life of Christians. These critical teachings and practices include the cross and the resurrection of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit and the appropriate use of spiritual gifts, and godly behavior in order among the people of God. 2 Corinthians also offers us an open window into Paul’s apostolic identity and understanding of leadership. From the Corinthian letters it becomes clear that the church of Jesus Christ— presented as a local church— always exists in a concrete societal and cultural context. And the church interacts and is influenced by this context, including political, ethical, moral, and spiritual aspects. The Corinthian letters provide significant insight about how Gospel principles may be applied in church leadership and in everyday life.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
This course covers Church History from the Protestant Reformation to the current time, based on selected events and developments. The course will follow the path of the Reformation from the European Continent to England and Scotland, and continue with the development of Protestant traditions in North America.