The History of the Interpretation of the Apostle Paul

By

Dr. Peter M. Head [Web Page]

 

 

Lecture One: The Interpretation of Paul in the Early Church (Marcion, Gnostics, Irenaeus)

 

Lecture Two: Patristic Commentators (Origen, Chrysostom, Theodore, Jerome, Augustine)

 

Lecture Three: Medieval Interpreters and Martin Luther (focus on Luther)

 

Lecture Four: Ferdinand Christian Baur

 

Lecture Five: A. Schweitzer [preliminary text]

 

Lecture Six: Rudolf Bultmann

 

Lecture Seven: Ed Parish Sanders

 

Lecture Eight:: Responses to New Perspective

 

Cambridge PhD Seminar: Justification and Variegated Nomism

 

Patristic and Reformation Commentaries on Galatians

 

 

This web site began in connection with a series of lectures I gave on this subject in the Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge, Lent term 2001. It has since then taken on a life of its own, although it has had only limited attention from me since then. Several sections were updated in December 2001 (at which point I also began counting visitors). A new link to a Graduate Seminar on Justification and Variegated Nomism was added in January 2002. Sections of Lecture One were updated in February 2002 (in connection with another lecture). We hit 1,000 visitors on April 11th 2002. Augustine Bibliography updated 19.4.02 (Lecture Two). First draft version of Lecture Five on Albert Schweitzer added June 21st 2002.

 

Future plans: I would like to incorporate the reading assignments and discussion questions which accompanied the lectures. I would also like to bring the Schweitzer page on-line (a colleague writing a book on Schweitzer gave the lecture). I am also gathering some additional material on reformation approaches to Paul (specifically Melanchthon and Calvin) which I hope to insert. Suggestions are very welcome (esp. bibliography and links). The limitations of lecture eight and the desirability of a reasonable taxonomy of Pauline scholarship as it presently is weigh heavily upon me. To contact me: pmh15@cam.ac.uk

 

The initial eight lectures were planned in dialogue with participants in Corpus Paulinum (an email discussion group for the ‘scholarly discussion and evaluation of critical questions surrounding the life, influence, teaching, theology, and the writings of the Apostle Paul’). To follow the evolution of the programme track the thread from the first post (Mon, 30 Oct 2000) through the Archives.

 

 

The History of the Interpretation of the Apostle Paul

By

Dr. Peter M. Head [Web Page]