Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

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by Michael J. Gorman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802839347

ISBN-13: 9780802839343

Pub. Date: 11/14/2003

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul’s writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.

An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the

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Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul’s writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.

An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Gorman’s Apostle of the Crucified Lord unpacks the many dimensions of Paul’s thought carefully and holistically. Six introductory chapters provide background discussion on Paul’s world, his résumé, his letters, his gospel, his spirituality, and his theology, while the main body of the book covers in turn and in full detail each of the Pauline epistles. Gorman gives the context of each letter, offers a careful reading of the text, and colors his words with insightful quotations from earlier interpreters of Paul.

Enhancing the text itself are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter and numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. All in all, Apostle of the Crucified Lord is the ideal book for students and any other readers interested in seriously engaging Paul’s challenging letters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802839343
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/14/2003
Pages:
610
Sales rank:
221,829
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Maps
Introduction
1Paul's World(s): The Greco-Roman Context of His Mission1
2Paul's Resume: The Mission of the Former Persecutor40
3Paul's Letters: Apostleship in Absentia74
4Paul's Gospel: The Good News of Christ Crucified and Raised98
5Paul's Spirituality: Convenantal, Cruciform, and Charismatic; Communal, Countercultural, and (New-) Creational115
6Paul's Theology: A Dozen Fundamental Convictions131
71 Thessalonians: Holiness and Hope in a Pagan World146
82 Thessalonians: Cruciform Faithfulness and Goodness before the Parousia167
9Galatians: The Sufficiency of the Cross and Spirit183
101 Corinthians: Chaos and the Cross in Corinth227
112 Corinthians: Paul's Defense of Cruciform Ministry287
12Romans: Gentile and Jew in Cruciform Covenant Community338
13Philippians: The Hymn of the Crucified Lord in the Cruciform Community412
14Philemon: The Cross and the Status Quo454
15Colossians: The Cosmic Crucified Christ as the Wisdom of God471
16Ephesians: Walking Worthily of the Cosmic Crucified Christ498
172 Timothy: Suffering Rather than Shame532
181 Timothy: Proper Order and Conduct in God's Household551
19Titus: Ordering Church Life and Leadership between the Epiphanies571
20Epilogue: Paul Our Contemporary580
Scripture Index593

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