Philippians: How to Read and Understand St. Paul’s Most Attractive Letter

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Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Professor of New Testament Studies
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Through this gripping series of 9 erudite audio lectures, you will explore the content, context, and culture of Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

 

Philippians has long been considered one of Paul’s most personal and affectionate letters. The letter to the Philippians is filled with Paul’s loving support and challenge that the community might be of one spirit and one soul, seeing in both Paul and in Christ examples of humility and strength through suffering.

 

Now, in this captivating audio course, you’re invited to understand Paul’s writings by exploring his culture and worldview. Why did Paul choose to write letters, and how did he construct his messages? What can we learn from Paul’s use of rhetoric and metaphors? Specifically from this special letter, what do we learn about the conflict upsetting the Philippians? How might we understand the letter to the Philippians within our own time and place?

 

Your guide, award-winning author and lecturer Sr. Laurie Brink, invites you to enjoy this spec

Through this gripping series of 9 erudite audio lectures, you will explore the content, context, and culture of Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

 

Philippians has long been considered one of Paul’s most personal and affectionate letters. The letter to the Philippians is filled with Paul’s loving support and challenge that the community might be of one spirit and one soul, seeing in both Paul and in Christ examples of humility and strength through suffering.

 

Now, in this captivating audio course, you’re invited to understand Paul’s writings by exploring his culture and worldview. Why did Paul choose to write letters, and how did he construct his messages? What can we learn from Paul’s use of rhetoric and metaphors? Specifically from this special letter, what do we learn about the conflict upsetting the Philippians? How might we understand the letter to the Philippians within our own time and place?

 

Your guide, award-winning author and lecturer Sr. Laurie Brink, invites you to enjoy this special series: “Join me as we ‘continue our pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus’ (Phil 3:14).”

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This course was previously published as St. Paul’s Letters Series: Philippians

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A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. An internationally-known speaker, she has presented on a variety of biblical topics in Australia, Bolivia, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Trinidad & Tobago. Her most recent publications include: What does the Bible Say about Friendship (New City Press, 2019); “New Testament Archaeology,” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming); Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2018); and Biblical Foundations of Spirituality. Touching a Finger to the Flame. 2nd. Ed. (Barbara E. Bowe, with contributions from Laurie Brink and John R. Barker; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

  • Introduction to Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians
  • The Historical and Social Context of Ancient Philippi
  • The Roman Military and its Influence on Paul's Letter to the Philippians
  • Finding the Interpretative Keys to Unlock Ancient Text
  • Finding the Interpretative Keys to Unlock Ancient Text: Rhetorical Analysis
  • Paul's Imprisonment
  • Early Christian Leadership and Internal Conflict
  • Liturgical Hymns and Early Christology
  • The Theology of Philippians Today

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