Paul: His Story / Edition 1

Paul: His Story / Edition 1

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by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
     
 

For someone who has exercised such a profound influence on Christian theology, Paul remains a shadowy figure behind the barrier of his complicated and difficult biblical letters. Debates about his meaning have deflected attention from his personality, yet his personality is an important key to understanding his theological ideas. This book redresses the balance.… See more details below

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For someone who has exercised such a profound influence on Christian theology, Paul remains a shadowy figure behind the barrier of his complicated and difficult biblical letters. Debates about his meaning have deflected attention from his personality, yet his personality is an important key to understanding his theological ideas. This book redresses the balance. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's disciplined imagination, nourished by a lifetime of research, shapes numerous textual, historical, and archaeological details into a colourful and enjoyable story of which Paul is the flawed but undefeated hero.

This chronological narrative offers new insights into Paul's intellectual, emotional, and religious development and puts his travels, mission, and theological ideas into a plausible biographical context. As he changes from an assimilated Jewish teenager in Tarsus to a competitive Pharisee in Jerusalem and then to a driven missionary of Christ, the sometimes contradictory components of Paul's complex personality emerge from the way he interacts with people and problems. His theology was forged in dialogue and becomes more intelligible as our appreciation of his person deepens. In Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's engaging biography, the Apostle comes to life as a complex, intensely human individual.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199283842
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/23/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
720,497
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
1The Early Years1
2Conversion and Its Consequences20
3Apprenticeship in Antioch38
4A Journey into Europe54
5South to Achaia76
6Antioch and Jerusalem97
7The First Year in Ephesus120
8The Second Year in Ephesus139
9Conversations with Corinth158
10Macedonia and Illyricum173
11Farewell to the East193
12The Final Years218
Epilogue235
Notes240
Further Reading251
Index253

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