CCS 024 Paul: Life and Letters Course Outline

With Father Harrington as your guide, you will come to know Paul like never before and, as a result, to understand fully the mission to which he devoted his life and the message he proclaimed to the world.

Course Structure and Highlights

Week One:

  • Who Was Paul the Apostle?
  • What Do We Learn from Paul’s Letters?

Week Two:

  • The First Letter to the Corinthians
  • The Letter to Philemon

Week Three:

  • What Do We Learn from Later Pauline Letters?
  • The Letter to the Colossians

Week Four:

  • The First Letter to Timothy
  • How Might We Interpret a Pauline Text Today?

Week Five:

  • How Might We Interpret a Pauline Text Today?
  • What Can We Learn from Paul Today?


Deacon George Newman


Harrington, Daniel. Meeting St. Paul Today: Understanding the Man, His Mission, and His Message. Loyola Press, 2008.


The Holy Bible.


Pauline Literature consists of ten lessons and ten assignments.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.