Paul's writings are centrally important not only for the establishment of the Christian faith but also for the whole history of Western culture. Senior New Testament scholar Udo Schnelle offers a comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of Paul...
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Paul's writings are centrally important not only for the establishment of the Christian faith but also for the whole history of Western culture. Senior New Testament scholar Udo Schnelle offers a comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of Paul that combines historical and theological analysis. The work was translated into clear, fluent English from the original German--with additional English-language bibliographical reference materials--by leading American scholar M. Eugene Boring. First released in hardcover to strong acclaim, the book is now available in paperback. It is essential reading for professors, students, clergy, and others with a scholarly interest in Paul.
Udo Schnelle (Dr.Theol., University of Gottingen) is professor of New Testament at the University of Halle. He is the author of numerous works, including History and Theology of the New Testament Writings, translated and revised by M. Eugene Boring. M. Eugene Boring (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) was the I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School (now retired). He is the author of several books, including the Interpretation commentary on Revelation and (with Fred Craddock) The People's New Testament Commentary.
- <b>contents<br><br>part 1: The Course Of Paul's Life And The Development Of His Thought<br></b>1. Prologue: Paul As Challenge And Provocation	<br>2. Sources And Chronology For Paul's Life And Work: Definite And Hypothetical<br>3. The Pre-christian Paul: Open-minded Religious Zealot<br>4. The Call To Be Apostle To The Gentiles: The New Horizon<br>5. The Christian Paul: A Volcano Begins To Rumble<br>6. The Apostolic Council And The Incident At Antioch: The Problems Remain Unresolved<br>7. Paul's Independent Mission: The Volcano Erupts<br>8. Paul And The Thessalonians: Consolation And Confidence<br>9. First Corinthians: High And True Wisdom<br>10. Second Corinthians: Peace And War<br>11. Paul And The Galatians: Discovery In Conflict<br>12. Paul And The Church In Rome: High-level Encounter<br>13. Paul In Rome: The Old Man And His Work<br><b>part 2: The Basic Structures Of Pauline Thought<br></b>14. The Presence Of Salvation: The Center Of Pauline Theology<br>15. Theology: The God Who Acts<br>16. Christology: The Lord Who Is Present<br>17. Soteriology: The Transfer Has Begun<br>18. Pneumatology: The Spirit Moves And Works	<br>19. Anthropology: The Struggle For The Self	<br>20. Ethic: The New Being As Meaning Formation<br>21. Ecclesiology: The Church As A Demanding And Attracting Fellowship<br>22. Eschatology: Expectation And Memory<br>23. Epilogue: Pauline Thought As Enduring Meaning Formation