This course covers introductory material on Paul and the Pauline corpus, and includes discussions of Paul's “theological discourse”. Many up-to-date and judicious discussions, of debated issues in Pauline studies, are reviewed and studded with illuminating primary and secondary source quotations. The course stresses Paul's “apocalyptic narrative” as providing coherence to the letters, as well as reconstructing other meta-narratives - regarding the covenant people Israel, and the Roman imperial order - that help contextualize Paul within Jewish and Roman milieux.