Details for The Pastoral Epistles
To examine the so-called Pastoral letters ascribed to Paul; 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. The issues of pseudonymity, literary dependency and the various world-views developed from the text(s) are examined
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: BIB256
- Credit points: 15
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *
BIB102 – Writings of the New Testament
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering The Pastoral Epistles
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To examine the so-called Pastoral letters ascribed to Paul; 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. The issues of pseudonymity, literary dependency and the various world-views developed from the text(s) are examined.
Students should be able to:
- analyse the content and themes of the (Deutero)Pauline literature
- explain the relevance of the historical, geographical, social background and the literary nature of each book
- apply hermeneutical principles in exegeting sample texts
- compare appropriate secondary literature, introductions and commentaries
- demonstrate critical engagement with both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives
- demonstrate and apply a critically informed reading of the text and its relevance for preparation for Christian ministry
- Genre identification
- Compare/contrast Pauline/Deutero Pauline literature
- Occasion and Purpose; Rhetorical Strategy; Narrative world
- Exegesis of individual texts
- Application to ministry
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, group discussion, online engagement
Exegetical Essay (40%, 2000 words); Thematic Essay (60%, 3000 words)
No prescribed text
Davies, M. The Pastoral Epistles. Harrisburg: Continuum, 2006.
Downs, D. “‘Early Catholicism’ and Apocalypticism in the Pastoral Epistles.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67:4 (2005): 641-661.
Fiore, B. Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus, Sacra Pagina Series. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2003.
Fitzmyer, J.A. “The Structured Ministry of the Church in the Pastoral Epistles.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66:4 (2004): 582-596.
Gilfillan Upton, B. “Can Stepmothers be Saved? Another Look at 1 Timothy 2:8-15,” Feminist Theology 15:2 (2007): 175-185.
Guthrie, D. The Pastoral Epistles. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.
Harding, M. What Are They Saying About the Pastoral Epistles. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2001.
Johnson, L.T. First and Second Letters to Timothy. AB35A. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
Kelly, J.N.D. The Pastoral Epistles: Black’s New Testament Commentary. Peabody MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2009.
Kidd, R.W. Wealth and Beneficence in the Pastoral Epistles. SBLDS122, Atlanta: Scholars, 1990.
Mounce, W.D. Pastoral Epistles. WBC46. Waco: Word, 2000.
Phillips, J. Exploring the Pastoral Epistles. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2003.
Towner, P.H. The Letters to Timothy and Titus. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.
Wieland, G.M. The Significance of Salvation: A Study of Salvation Language in the Pastoral Epistles. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2006.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
European Journal of Theology
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Journal of Pentecostal Theology