More than 22,000 students from 180 countries are currently studying Paul’s New Testament letters, thanks to Harvard University and edX, which offers free massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Professor Laura Nasrallah teaches “Early Christianity: Paul’s Letterswhich “explores the context of these letters in the Roman Empire and the impact of these powerful texts today”.
She Told the Huffington Post:
The day the course launched was amazing, like drinking from a fire hose. edX threads couldn’t handle the number of people commenting, and crashing and slowing down. More people participated in Poetry Genius that day than ever before – Apostle Paul beat Beyonce!
The edX platform was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. Nasrallah’s course on Paul is one of 21 courses Harvard offers through edX, while other universities including MIT, University…