In the final part of the conversation about Professor Shir's course Jewish Apostle Paul, we talk about the context of the church in Galatia. There are many problems with isolating one theological statement in the epistle to the Galatians and asking it to stand on its own. Everything is embedded in context. This week Professor Shir explains the seemingly anti-Torah teachings of Paul. We also touch on what mother goddesses, mountains, and Israelite matriarchs have to do with one another.
The tables are turned this week as Dr. Gruber interviews Dr. Cyndi Parker about her course Listening to the Land of the Bible. But why should we all care about geography? How does the land contribute to our theology?