What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?

What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?

by N. T. Wright, Tom Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802844456

ISBN-13: 9780802844453

Pub. Date: 06/20/1997

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

St. Paul continues to provoke people as much today as he did in the first century. Some see him as the greatest teacher of Christianity after Jesus himself, while others regard him as a pestilent and dangerous fellow. Over the years, scholars have debated and written books on the historic Paul and his role in the birth of Christianity. Most recently, English…  See more details below

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St. Paul continues to provoke people as much today as he did in the first century. Some see him as the greatest teacher of Christianity after Jesus himself, while others regard him as a pestilent and dangerous fellow. Over the years, scholars have debated and written books on the historic Paul and his role in the birth of Christianity. Most recently, English novelist and biographer A.N. Wilson has revived the old argument that it was Paul of Tarsus and not Jesus of Nazareth who founded Christianity.

In What Saint Paul Really Said, N.T. Wright—a world authority on the life and letters of Paul—leads readers through the current scholarly discussion of Paul and gives a concise account of the actual contribution Paul made to the birth of Christianity. Wright offers a critique of the argument that claims that it was Paul who founded Christianity and shows clearly that Paul was not "the founder of Christianity" but was the faithful witness and herald of Jesus of Nazareth, the Jewish Messiah and the risen Lord of the Christian faith.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802844453
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/20/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Puzzling Over Paul
  2. Saul the Persecutor, Paul the Convert
  3. Herald of the King
  4. Paul and Jesus
  5. Good News for the Pagans
  6. Good News for Israel
  7. Justification and the Church
  8. God�s Renewed Humanity
  9. Paul�s Gospel Then and Now
  10. Paul, Jesus and Christian Origins

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