Wednesday Night Adult Study Summer/Fall 2020

Wednesday Evening Adult Study at St Peter’s, Arlington on Zoom 

“The New Testament in its World”

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA will begin a new Wednesday evening class that will investigate the environment from which the New Testament as we know it emerged.

The class will read the monumental work of N.T. Wright and Michael Bird, The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians. This book, nine years in the writing, and almost a thousand pages in length, offers a comprehensive view into the world of the earliest Christians. The book is clearly written with beautifully illustrated charts and photographs. This is a book that you will want to keep on your shelf to refer to again and again. 

The class will begin at 7PM on Zoom and will end at 8:15PM.  Once we have an idea of how many people plan to participate in the class, we will send out a schedule with the topics and related readings assigned for each session.  The classes will take a short break after the class on July 15 and resume again in September. 

The class will be taught by the Rev. Craig A. Phillips, Ph.D., the Rector of St. Peter’s and a former college religion professor who will bring his expertise in ancient Christian literature and classical languages to bear on this topic. (See for further information about him.) There is no cost to sign up for this course and participants do not have to be members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

The hardcover book can be purchased for $33.49. That is the most economical choice as the electronic Kindle edition is $40.99. (Don’t be confused by the companion study guide to the book that is available at a lower cost.)

In order to indicate your interest in participating in the class, please notify us at the church by sending an email to [email protected]