This course reads Romans as Paul’s postcolonial theological brief by exploring his reinterpretation of Jewish traditions, his thoughts on the Christ event, identity construction, religious innovation, and call for justice, all in a socioreligious context of conflict tautly scrutinized by the inescapable Roman imperial gaze. This course brings these Pauline ideas to bear on our contemporary worlds.
Note: Knowledge of some Greek is presupposed but will not be required for enrollment.