The Spring 2013 Wesleyan Live class titled, “Paul and the Super Apostles,” will be taught by Dr. Robert Jewett (pictured). It will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12 p.m. CST. The class will meet at the Nebraska Telecommunications Building, 1800 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, and streamed online through the Nebraska United Methodist Conference website, at www.umcneb.org/WesleyanLive.
St. Paul’s struggle against the “Super Apostles” in 2 Corinthians offers the most profound insights about superheroic fantasy in all of literature. It throws light on pop culture as well as on current church and political life. These illustrated lectures and dialogues present material from Dr. Jewett’s current research on the Corinthian letters as well as from his books, “The Myth of the American Superhero” and “Saint Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture.”
Robert Jewett is an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church and a member of the Nebraska Annual Conference. Educated at Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Chicago and the University of Tubingen, he taught at Morningside College and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary before becoming a guest professor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 2000. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from four colleges and universities, including the University of Heidelberg.
Among his 24 books are “A Chronology of Paul’s Life” (1979), “Paul the Apostle to America” (1994), “Saint Paul Returns to the Movies” (1999), “Captain America and the Crusade against Evil” (2003) and “Romans: A Commentary, in the Hermeneia Series” (2007). This commentary was selected by the Biblical Archaeology Association as the “Best Book Relating to the New Testament in 2007-08.” His interdisciplinary interests include the relation between the bible and popular culture as well as the social structure of early Christianity. In 2009 Jewett started spending part of each year as Theologian-in-Residence at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The first one-hour class will begin at 12 p.m. CST, on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The class will continue each Tuesday for a total of six sessions; the final class will be on March 19. Those who join the class in Lincoln will be in direct contact with Dr. Jewett. Those participating online will be able to add to the discussion through email during and following the class sessions.
Wesleyan Live offers continuing education courses for clergy, laity and community members. United Methodist clergy members may receive six contact hours for continuing education credit. Courses are taught by Nebraska Wesleyan faculty and by other guest faculty members from across the country with a wide range of expertise.
Registration and Credit
The registration fee is $40; $20 for retired clergy and spouses. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Nelson at email@example.com or 402-465-2222.
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