Paul: His Life and Teaching

Paul: His Life and Teaching

by John McRay
     
 


About the Author:
John McRay (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is emeritus professor of New Testament and archaeology at Wheaton College Graduate School See more details below

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About the Author:
John McRay (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is emeritus professor of New Testament and archaeology at Wheaton College Graduate School

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Library Journal
As the culmination of 45 years of teaching and researching Paul, McRay (Wheaton Coll. Graduate Sch.) has written an introduction to Paul's life and thought aimed at an undergraduate college audience. The book, which faithfully treats Paul in his own time and place, is divided into two parts. The first part provides a detailed examination of Paul's biography that uses a historical-archaeological approach to complement references in Acts and Paul's own letters. New insights into the difficult problem of Pauline chronology are offered, as the author situates each Pauline letter in historical and social context. The second section deals with Paul's main theological ideas (e.g., atonement, justification, the Law, etc.) as found in his letters and grounds these ideas in the Jewish religious thought of the time. While McCray's book succeeds in contextualizing Paul and his teachings, Jerome Murphy O'Connor's Paul: A Critical Life provides a better chronology and James D.G. Dunn's The Theology of Paul the Apostle a more detailed look at the theology. Recommended for academic libraries only.-Charlie Murray, C.S.S., Fordham Univ., New York Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801024030
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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