Studies in the Pastoral Epistles Course Description
By the end of this course the student should be able to:
(i) Identify the author of the Epistles after studying the authorship issues,
(ii) Describe the historical, geographical, theological and philosophical backgrounds for this period,
(iii) Present the data for the Apostle Paul’s three missionary journeys and the supposed fourth journey,
(iv) Apply principles learned in the course to life and service in the local church,
(v) Identify personal convictions on the key issues mentioned in the Epistles such as leadership, Christian service, the ministry of women, the conscience, the meaning of the expressions Paul‘s Gospel and following Paul’s example, and
(vi) Prepare a detailed study of these letters that portrays their main characteristics.