With insight and illumination from today's most acclaimed writers and scholars, the Riverhead Sacred Text Series has been especially designed to guide the modern reader through the ancient books of the Bible. This edition of the Letters of Paul includes the King James version of the Epistles, with commentary by Bishop John S. Spong. In a series of letters sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle laid down the fundamental principles of Christianity. Spanning fourteen books of the New Testament--including Romans, Corinthians, and Hebrews--the Epistles of Paul expand upon the basic concepts of sin and faith that, throughout the ages, have helped define what it means to be a Christian. This special Riverhead edition includes the complete letters of Paul, presented here, for the first time, in the order that recent scholarly consensus has determined they were written. The commentary by Bishop John S. Spong, author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, offers a fresh, modern perspective that makes the letters both inspiring and relevant for today's reader.