1 Corinthians

College Wycliffe College
Instructor(s) Chester, Stephen J.
Course Code WYB3718HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in WYB6718HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The course will introduce students to the text of 1 Corinthians and to issues surrounding its interpretation. These will include exploration of the social context of the Corinthian church and the nature of the divisions within it, the problems of communal behavior and belief to which Paul responds, and the theological perspectives and convictions that shape his instructions and advice. Particular attention will be paid (i) to a diverse range of scholarly approaches to interpreting 1 Corinthians, (ii) to questions concerning the contemporary application of 1 Corinthians, and, above all, (iii) to questions of ecclesial and social identity and ethics. The nature of the church, its common life, and its relationship with Greco-Roman society will provide the principal focus of the class. This course aims to assist students in apprehending the distinctive contribution of 1 Corinthians to reflection upon the nature of the Christian church and the relevance of 1 Corinthians in contemporary contexts.

Schedule Tue
Start Time 10:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Instructor: Stephen Chester

Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Summer 2020
Currently Offered Fall 2022