Constructing Paul: The Canonical Paul (Vol 1)
: First of a two-volume work providing a framework for understanding the life and thought of the apostle Paul In this methodological tour de force, Luke Timothy Johnson offers an articulate, clear, and thought-provoking portrait of the life and...
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First of a two-volume work providing a framework for understanding the life and thought of the apostle Paul
In this methodological tour de force, Luke Timothy Johnson offers an articulate, clear, and thought-provoking portrait of the life and thought of the apostle Paul.
Drawing upon recent developments in the study of Paul, Johnson offers readers an invitation to the Apostle Paul. Rather than focusing on a few of Paul's letters, Johnson lays out the materials necessary to envision the apostle from the thirteen canonical letters of Paul and the Acts of the Apostles. Constructing Paul thus provides a framework within which an engagement with Paul's letters can take place. Johnson demonstrates the possibility of doing responsible and creative work across the canonical collection without sacrificing literary or historical integrity.
By bringing out the facets of the apostle from the canonical evidence, Johnson shows the possibilities for further and better inquiry into the life and thought of Paul. This first volume imagines a plausible biography for Paul and serves as an introduction to the studies in the second volume. Constructing Paul addresses all the pertinent questions related to the study of Paul. Johnson uses the canonical material as building blocks to make a case for why Paul ought to be heard today as a liberating rather than oppressing voice.
Luke Timothy Johnson (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. A Roman Catholic, Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He is the author of several scholarly books and has written for Commonwealth and Christian Century.
Some of his many books include Hebrews: A Commentary (New Testament Library); Brother of Jesus: Friend of God (Wm. B. Eerdmans); The First and Second Letters to Timothy (Anchor Bible: Yale Universtiy Press 2001); Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel (HarperOne 1999); Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Crossroads Press 1997); Letters to Paul's Delegates: A Commentary on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus (1996); The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels (HarperOne 1996); The Letter of James (Anchor Bible: The Doubleday Religious Press 1995);The Acts of the Apostles (Liturgical Press 1992) and Luke (Liturgical Press 1991).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>introduction<br /> Part 1: Preliminary Scaffolding<br /> Chapter 1: Assessing Sources<br /> Chapter 2: Paul&'s Life And Apostolic Ministry<br /> Chapter 3: The Pauline Correspondence<br /> Chapter 4: Paul&'s Place In Early Christianity<br /> Part 2: The Materials<br /> Chapter 5: What Kind Of Jew Is Paul?<br /> Chapter 6: Paul And Scripture<br /> Chapter 7: Paul And Greco-roman Culture<br /> Chapter 8: The Claims Of Experience<br /> Chapter 9: Convictions, Myths, Symbols, And Metaphors<br /> Chapter 10: Paul&'s Voice&-philemon<br /> Chapter 11: Oppressor Or Liberator?<br /> Conclusion</p>