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The Challenge of Paul

Aug 16-18, 2019

A weekend Bible study with Francisco Burgos
(Friday evening through Sunday lunch.)

$315/private room; $275/shared room; $150/commuter. Fee includes accommodations, meals, materials, and refreshments.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Bible Association of Friends in America and Faith and

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Join Francisco Burgos for a weekend devoted to the study of the life and teachings of Saint Paul. This workshop is based on the work of acclaimed Bible scholar and Christian historian John Dominic Crossan. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the historical Paul, his teachings, and his commitment to liberation from all forms of oppression as he followed the Inward Christ. The following themes will be addressed:

  • In Search of the Historical Paul
  • An Appealing Apostle
  • How to Read a Pauline Letter
  • The Romanization of a Radical
  • Jewish Covenants vs. Roman Empire


Francisco BurgosFrancisco Burgos, director of education at Pendle Hill, has facilitated spiritual retreats and lectio divina sessions for many different audiences. Francisco was a De La Salle Christian Brother for almost 10 years, serving in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. A Friend since 2004, Francisco is a member of Harrisburg Friends Meeting (PA) and has attended several monthly meetings including Monteverde Friends Meeting in Costa Rica and Adelphi Friends Meeting (MD).

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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