PAUL THE MAN (NT309)
THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
This Part One of a two part study of the life, conversion and travels of the Apostle Paul based upon the biblical evidence from Acts and certain Epistles. It also includes an analysis and overview of several of Paul’s letters. These are studied chronologically.
The student will be able to:
► Outline the specific content of the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, and Philippians.
► State the historical context for each of Paul’s letters and summarize its place in the Christian faith.
► Identify the purpose of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, and Philippians, formulate their themes, and illustrate how these theme are worked out in the structure of each letter.
► Compare and contrast the structure of each of Paul’s letters and identify similarities and dissimilarities.
► Explain Paul’s doctrine of the Holy Spirit and relate this to the believer’s relationship with God, Jesus Christ, and the church.
► Appriase the relevance of each of Paul’s letters to his or her own Christian life and faith today and integrate it with his or her knowledge of the Word of God as a whole.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ronald E. Cottle is the Founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), the Founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and the Founder and President of the Embassy College (EC).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle and his wife of sixty-plus years, Joanne reside in Columbus, Georgia and have one son, Ron Jr. See more about Dr. Cottle at www.roncottle.com.