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Paul and Jesus

Paperback|Jan 2002
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It has been fashionable in New Testament scholarship to view theapostle Paul as a religious freelancer, not very interested in Jesusand his teachings, and perhaps even the real founder of Christianity.David Wenham has written convincingly against this view, and in...


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It has been fashionable in New Testament scholarship to view theapostle Paul as a religious freelancer, not very interested in Jesusand his teachings, and perhaps even the real founder of Christianity.David Wenham has written convincingly against this view, and in this new book he presents the true relationship betweenPaul and Jesus for general readers.Rooted in a thorough knowledge of the New Testament, thisbook fulfills two important purposes. First, it provides a superbintroduction to Paul himself. Wenham describes Pauls early life, shows the importance of his conversion, and follows him on hismissionary journeys. Second, the book explores Pauls relation toJesus. Writing in dialogue with those who wish to distance Paulfrom Jesus, Wenham shows just how important the ministry andteaching of Jesus were to Pauls own thought and evangelism. Whatemerges from a study of Pauls epistles is a man who drew extensivelyon the traditions of Jesus and faithfully worked to spreadthis message to th^It has been fashionable in New Testament scholarship to view the apostle Paul as a religious "freelancer" who corrupted Jesus' teachings. David Wenham has written convincingly against this view, and in this new book he introduces readers to the "true" Paul.^Rooted in a thorough knowledge of the New Testament, this book fulfills two important purposes. First, it provides a superb introduction to Paul himself. Wenham describes Paul's early life, shows the importance of his conversion, and follows him on his missionary journeys. Second, the book explores Paul's relation to Jesus. Writing in dialogue with those who wish to distance Paul from Jesus, Wenham shows just how important the ministry and teaching of Jesus were to Paul's own thought and evangelism. What emerges from a study of Paul's epistles is a man who drew extensively on the traditions of Jesus and faithfully worked to spread his message to the rest of the world.
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David Wenham

David Wenham (PhD., Manchester University) is Vice-Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. He previously taught in India at Union Biblical Seminary, returning in 1979 to Tyndale House in Cambridge where he directed the Gospels Research Project, then as Dean and Vice- Principal of the Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
His selected publications include Gospel Perspectives. (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1984), The Parables of Jesus. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1989), Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity?(Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1995.)Exploring the New Testament (2 Volumes) D. Wenham and S. Walton. London: SPCK: 2001.) Paul and Jesus: The True Story. (London: SPCK, 2002).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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