Paul wrote half the New Testament. He is also the topic for the new High Gravity online class with Peter Rollins that just started. Session one featured a special guest – Fuller Seminary NT Prof. Daniel Kirk!

11018146_10153095353586308_1665279069186738825_nIn this podcast you get two hours of hype and just the first half of Daniel’s presentation for us in the kick off session. Next week we will start reading three different political philosophers!

In the second session we will look at Jacob Taubes‘ seminal work The Political Theology of PaulHis lectures were what paved the way for two of the most talked about texts in political philosophy. In weeks 3 and 4 we will walk through Alain Badiou‘s Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism.  In weeks 5 and 6 we will do a close reading of Slavoj Zizek‘s The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity.  

The class includes over 10 hours of live-streamed nerdiness for just 30 bucks. Each session will be a live streamed video-cast w/ some introductory remarks about the thinkers, conversational walkthrough the texts, and interaction with the participants. Following the session it will be available for download on the class page along with links to the archived video, supplemental reading material, and the class discussion board. Each session will begin at 6pm pst (9pm est).