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Given the academic nature of the List, it is ordinarily expected that those subscribing and contributing to Corpus Paulinum will be professional scholars and graduate students who are familiar with both the primary and secondary Pauline literature, as well as with the contours of the issues that are part and parcel of current scholarly Pauline studies. But beginners in the serious study of Paul who wish to make use of the List to gain and advance their knowledge of things Pauline are also welcome to participate provided they respect the List's focus.
1. Respect our focus
Keep to the List's focus: the life, influence, teaching, theology, and writings of (or attributed to) the Apostle Paul. Occasional excursions into related areas are acceptable to the extent that they shed light on matters Pauline. But postings which intend to advance or discuss personal religious experiences or modern sectarian or political agendas are completely inappropriate, as are personal messages and commercial advertisements.
It goes without saying that exegesis and discussions of the meaning of the Pauline writings will be based on the Greek text of those writings and not on a, or any particular, translation of them.
2. Respect others.
Observe common courtesy, scholarly collegiality, and list netiquette at all times. All comments that reflect negatively on other groups or individuals (including negative references to another's competence as a scholar, exegete, or interpreter of Paul) are forbidden.
3. Give each post a useful subject header.
Each subject header should indicate the subject of the message.
4. Participate with restraint.
You are in a discussion with many other informed participants. Participate when you can make a useful contribution but refrain from dominating the conversation. Avoid chatter and clutter. Messages should be considered and concise. Because some participant's e-mail systems cannot handle them, never post messages with enclosures (attachments). Either convert the attachment to plain text and included it in regular e-mail or offer to send the enclosure (attachment) privately to individuals who request it.
N.B. Participants who wish to submit papers in statu nascendi for responses and review should not post them directly to the List. Rather, they should be sent to the List Owner, Jeffrey Gibson, who will make them accessible to the List through our "Articles for Review" link.
5. Be careful when you quote someone.
Be careful with quotations and their attributions. When you respond to a posting, do not repost the whole message. Quote only enough or as much is as necessary to make your point; Just as importantly, do not repost another's private mail without the explicit permission of the writer.
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Show consideration for your readers by observing ordinary conventions of spelling, capitalization, sentence construction, paragraphing, and transliteration.
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If you want a more detailed description of transliteration schemes used in B-Greek, click here.
For Hebrew, the following adaptation (by Jack Kilmon) of the Michigan/ Claremont/ Westminster scheme is recommended:
It is also recommended that participants who submit postings with references to Biblical, Apocryphal, Pseudepigraphical and Early Patristic writings, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Targummic Material, Orders and Tractates in Mishnaic and related literature, Rabbinic exegetical and liturgical writings, the New Testament Apocrypha, and the Nag Hammadi corpus, should use a standard scholarly method of citation such as that found either in the Society of Biblical Literature's 1991 edition of the printed Membership Directory and Handbook or online at the SBL Web site (http://www.sbl-site.org/scripts/SBL/Publications/SBL-pubs-JBL-inst.html).
Sheila McGinn's Pauline Studies Page
Rodney Decker's Resources for New Testament Studies: NT Books: Pauline Epistles
SBL Review of Biblical Literature: Reviews of recent books on Paul and Pauline Theology
Robert Kraft's Course materials on Paul
The Missionary Journeys of Paul (more of an" Acts" link, but it does feature what it calls "Paul's resume" and a conservative Acts-based chronology).
Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando Campus Home Page For Saint Paul the Apostle
Mark Mattison's Paul Page (a Web Site dedicated to the "new perspective on Paul" which features some useful introductory material on the impact of the views of the Sanders / Dunn / Wright approach to matters Pauline).
Jenee Woodard's Paul and the Pauline Epistles page:
Mark Goodacre's New Testament Gateway
Torrey Seland's Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
Professor of New Testament Emeritus
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615 USA
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SHEILA E. McGINN
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
John Carroll University
DAVID M. SCHOLER
Professor of New Testament and
Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA 91182
626-584-5288; Fax: 626-584-5251
MARKUS H. MCDOWELL
Adjunct Professor PhD student
Religion Division Center for Advanced Theological Studies
Pepperdine University Fuller Theological Seminary
Malibu, California Pasadena, California
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PERRY L. STEPP
Pastor, DeSoto Christian Church, DeSoto TX
Ph.D. Candidate in Religion, Baylor University
e-mail Perry L. Stepp<email@example.com>
PhD. Candidate, Sheffield University, UK