Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen’s Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael’s College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The College is accessible.
Mention of Paul seldom elicits a neutral response from people, for he is idolized by some and roundly loathed and hated by others. Many labels have been pinned on him: renegade from Judaism and founder of Christian anti-Semitism, misogynist and oppressor of women, founder of Christianity (not at all in a positive sense!), perverter of the simple teachings of Jesus, and either proto-Catholic or proto-Protestant. These labels do not withstand the sound, cutting – edge Pauline scholarship of the last 50 years. This ‘new perspective’ as it is called combines careful historical study and textual analysis to understand Paul in the context of the Second-Temple Judaism to which he belonged. The Paul that emerges from this new perspective is a complex and nuanced individual, as well as a true religious genius, visionary, and religious innovator. Please join us as we become acquainted with the Paul we never knew.