Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
The Apostle Paul’s description of the Jewish Law in his letter to the Galatians demotes from being an expression of Jewish faith to an object of idolatry and one that imprisons those who follow it. Paul is careful to nuance this position, however, in his letter to the Romans. In Romans, it seems that Paul is defending himself against charges of being antinomian. Perhaps Paul treads carefully in order to ensure that his deliverance of a donation to the Jerusalem church from the gentile churches is received in a spirit of church unity.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Paul’s Demotion of the Jewish Law in Galatians
23:42 – Chapter 2. Paul Nuances His Position in Romans
32:00 – Chapter 3. The Social Context of the Letter to the Romans
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
During his fourth year of Irish seminary, Thomas Groome was assigned to teach religion class to high school sophomores. By the end of the second week, he knew he was “failing miserably.” So he asked his students what they were interested in learning. “The secret was to bring life to faith, and faith to life,” he says.
Groome continues to implement this approach in his contemporary work. A professor of theology and religious education at Boston College, his primary areas of interest and research are the history, theory, and practice of religious education. Educating for Life: A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent, published in 2001, mirrors his teaching style—full of stories, examples, and good questions. His most recent books include Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New (editor) (2010), and What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life (2003).
In the video, Groome examines the intersection between religious education and practical theology.
Hosted by the School of Theology’s Center for Practical Theology on September 22, 2010.
Catherine Keller is a cutting edge constructive theologian. The talk is great and I was surprised it had not been submitted already.
Theologian Catherine Keller spoke about the future of feminist theology March 24, 2011, during the Antoinette Brown Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Keller is professor of constructive theology at The Theological and Graduate Schools of Drew University.
The Antoinette Brown Lecture began in 1974 with sponsorship from Vanderbilt alumna Sylvia Sanders Kelly of Atlanta to honor Antoinette Brown Blackwell, who became the first ordained woman in America in 1853. Previous Antoinette Brown lecturers include Sallie McFague, Stephanie Paulsell, Amina Wadud and Sharon Welch.
Good Stuff! Thanks Blake!