Join Dr. Félix H. Cortez,Carl P. Cosaert, and Reimar Vetne as they explore the Pauline Epistles.
The Apostle Paul wrote extensively to churches and individuals answering questions of faith and life. Christianity needed, at its beginning, guidance in both practical and theological matters. Some of the most comforting messages of God’s grace are found in Paul's writings. Many of the questions regarding Paul’s teachings arise because of our distance in time and culture from Paul. He also teaches about things difficult to understand. Are his teachings relevant for us today? For example, is the law valid and positive for our lives or a negative imposition that was abolished at the cross? Join the conversation on these and other matters.
By the end of this course you should have a basic understanding of the Pauline Epistles, and their importance to modern Christianity. After completing the quizzes and watching the videos, you will earn 0.4 continuing education units. For more information please visit: ATSAcademy.org
Félix H. Cortez is Assistant Professor of New Testament Literature at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He completed a masters in Modern Literature (focusing in Literary Theory and Hermeneutics) at Universidad Iberoamericana (México, 2001) and a doctorate in New Testament Studies at Andrews University (2008). Before coming to Andrews University, Cortez taught in the School of Theology at Universidad de Montemorelos (2007-2013). He has also served as a pastor in Mexico City for 4 years and as a conference youth director for 7 years. He was ordained as a minister in 1996 at Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Cortez is president of the Adventist Theological Society 2012-2014. He chairs the Catholic and Pastoral Epistles Section of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, and is a member of the steering committee of the Hebrews section. He has been inducted into the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, and is a member of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, the review boards of several journals, and is evaluator of research projects for Universidad Adventista del Plata. Cortez contributed study notes for the Andrews Study Bible, the commentary on First Timothy for the forthcoming Andrews One-volume Bible Commentary, and is working on a Commentary on Hebrews. He is also the author of Did you know …?—a devotional book for young people published in Spanish, English, and French. Felix Cortez is married to Alma Alvarez and they have two children, Hadid, and Alma. Cortez enjoys sports, walking, reading, working around the house, and music.