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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
 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802839343
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/14/2003
Pages:
610
Sales rank:
201,653
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Foreword John M. G. Barclay x

Preface to the Second Edition xii

Preface to the First Edition xv

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition xviii

Acknowledgments for the First Edition xxi

Abbreviations xxiii

Introduction: Approaching Paul 1

Perspectives on the Apostle

1 Paul's World (S) 11

The Greco-Roman Context of His Mission

2 Paul's Résumé 52

The Mission of the Former Persecutor

3 Paul's Letters 92

Apostleship in Absentia

4 Paul's Gospel 120

The Good News of Christ Crucified and Raised

5 Paul's Spirituality 140

Participation and Transformation in Christ

6 Paul's Theology 163

A Dozen Fundamental Convictions

7 1 Thessalonians 188

Holiness and Hope in Faithful Witness to a Pagan World

8 2 Thessalonians 211

Cruciform Endurance and Goodness before the Parousia

9 Galatians 227

The Sufficiency of Christ and the Spirit

10 1 Corinthians 273

Chaos, the Cross, and the Spirit in Corinth

11 2 Corinthians 342

Paul's Defense of Spirit-Filled, Cruciform Life and Ministry

12 Romans 395

Gentile and Jew in Cruciform Covenant Community in Christ

13 Philippians 482

The Master Story of the Crucified, Exalted Lord in the Cruciform, Missional Community

14 Philemon 526

The Cross and the Status Quo

15 Colossians 544

The Cosmic, Crucified Christ as the Fullness and Wisdom of God

16 Epheslans 575

One New Humanity, Walking Worthy of the Cosmic, Crucified, Peacemaking Christ

17 2 Timothy 612

Suffering Rather than Shame

18 1 Timothy 632

Proper Order and Conduct in God's Household

19 Titus 652

Ordering Church Life and Leadership between the Epiphanies

20 Epilogue 660

Paul Our Contemporary

Index of Authors 674

Index of Subjects 677

Index of Scripture and Ancient Sources 687

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