Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity

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Readers of the Bible are often drawn to Jesus's message and ministry, but they are not as positively inclined toward Paul. What should people who love Jesus do with Paul? Here Pauline scholar J. R. Daniel Kirk offers a fresh and timely engagement of the debated relationship between Paul's writings and the portrait of Jesus contained in the Gospels. He integrates the messages of Jesus and Paul both with one another and with the Old Testament, demonstrating the continuity that exists between these two foundational ...
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Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity

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Overview

Readers of the Bible are often drawn to Jesus's message and ministry, but they are not as positively inclined toward Paul. What should people who love Jesus do with Paul? Here Pauline scholar J. R. Daniel Kirk offers a fresh and timely engagement of the debated relationship between Paul's writings and the portrait of Jesus contained in the Gospels. He integrates the messages of Jesus and Paul both with one another and with the Old Testament, demonstrating the continuity that exists between these two foundational figures. After laying out the narrative contours of the Christian life, Kirk provides fresh perspective on challenging issues facing today's world, from environmental concerns to social justice to homosexuality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039102
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,462,324
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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J. R. Daniel Kirk (PhD, Duke University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary's Northern California campus in Menlo Park, California. He is the author of Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God as well as numerous articles.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Jesus Stories in the Gospels and Paul
2. New Creation and the Kingdom of God
3. Christianity as Community
4. Living Out the Jesus Narrative
5. Judgment and Inclusion
6. Women in the Story of God
7. Liberty and Justice for All?
8. Sex in the Plot of God's Stories
9. Homosexuality under the Reign of Christ
10. Living Interpretations
Indexes
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