In this new introduction to the Apostle Paul and his gospel, written especially for lay readers, for beginning students, and for those unsure about what to make of Paul, Michael J. Gorman takes the apostle seriously, as someone who speaks...
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In this new introduction to the Apostle Paul and his gospel, written especially for lay readers, for beginning students, and for those unsure about what to make of Paul, Michael J. Gorman takes the apostle seriously, as someone who speaks for God and to us. After an overview not only of Paul's radical transformation from persecutor to proclaimer but also of his letter-writing in the context of Paul's new mission, Reading Paul explores the central themes of the apostle's gospel: Gorman places special emphasis on the theopolitical character of Paul's gospel and on the themes of cross and resurrection, multiculturalism in the church, and peacemaking and nonviolence as the way of Christ according to Paul. Gorman also offers a distinctive interpretation of justification by faith as participation in Christ--an interpretation that challenges standard approaches to these Pauline themes. Reading Paul demonstrates that the apostle of faith, hope, and love speaks not only to our deepest spiritual needs but also to the challenging times in which we live.
Michael J. Gorman (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Professor of Sacred Scripture and Dean of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Marys Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is the author of Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters; Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross; Reading Paul; Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible and its Interpretation; Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology and The Elements of Exegesis
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