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The Paulcast, curated by Kurt Willems, is a new podcast devoted to the study of the most famous Apostle. He's been read to justify almost every agenda. People have reacted against such agendas and have let go of any hope that Paul is anything more than a misogynistic chauvinist. But who is Paul, really? What if Paul was revolutionary? What if Paul's letters were read in a world where his ideas were dangerous? What if Paul actually proclaimed world-changing news unlike anyone had before? In The Paulcast, Kurt Willems looks at issues pertaining to relevant scholarship, (radical) new perspectives on Paul, Jewish and Roman contexts for understanding his letters, important Pauline scholars and books, and Paul's ongoing relevance for regular folks today. In addition, Kurt will occasionally interview important voices from a variety of perspectives who will help us wrestle with the major questions that come out of the study of the historical Paul.

The Paulcast Kurt Willems

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

The Paulcast, curated by Kurt Willems, is a new podcast devoted to the study of the most famous Apostle. He's been read to justify almost every agenda. People have reacted against such agendas and have let go of any hope that Paul is anything more than a misogynistic chauvinist. But who is Paul, really? What if Paul was revolutionary? What if Paul's letters were read in a world where his ideas were dangerous? What if Paul actually proclaimed world-changing news unlike anyone had before? In The Paulcast, Kurt Willems looks at issues pertaining to relevant scholarship, (radical) new perspectives on Paul, Jewish and Roman contexts for understanding his letters, important Pauline scholars and books, and Paul's ongoing relevance for regular folks today. In addition, Kurt will occasionally interview important voices from a variety of perspectives who will help us wrestle with the major questions that come out of the study of the historical Paul.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

asiaton ,

Balanced, Clear, Concise

I have listened almost half of the episodes so far and have to say these are really well done. You can tell that Kurt has prepared them well - he sounds very natural, the arguments advance logically and you cannot tell whether he is relying on notes. Interviews are super good and add to the value significantly. Also, Kurt shares honestly about his road from traditional evangelism towards "new perspective"-ish view. I appreciate that Kurt speaks respectfully about all traditions (except some extreme parties) including his old one. Often, however, he uses rhetorics: "I once thought (ignorantly)..." but "now I know (and most scholars agree)." If I have to critique something it is the lenght of the advertisements but if I have my hands free it is no problem to skip these on my phone (while commuting, doing dishes...).

reubster73 ,

Clear, concise, insightful

Recommended!

bdtrigg ,

In-depth intro to Pauline scholarship

What a wonderful resource to have a podcast all about Paul! Great intro to Pauline studies, from a nice guy

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