Based on a close reading of the text in its Greco-Roman imperial and colonial contexts, this course aims at bringing (West) African and (Eastern) European perspectives into dialogue towards an anti-colonial, gender-critical and ecological re-imagination of Galatians. How does Paul’s fundamental declaration of freedom and equality, penned down under Rome’s watchful eyes and addressed to a province reminiscent of "uncivilized" Celtic tribalism, bear on the “barbarians” of our present-day world?

Prerequisite: BX 101; or OT 101 and NT 101.