For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, like a distant and difficult uncle. Maybe not someone you'd like to hang out with at a coffee shop on a rainy day. He'd make a scene, evangelize the barista, and...
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For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, like a distant and difficult uncle. Maybe not someone you'd like to hang out with at a coffee shop on a rainy day. He'd make a scene, evangelize the barista, and arouse looks across the room. For a mid-morning latte, we'd prefer Jesus over Paul. But Paul is actually the guy who-from Ephesus to Athens-was the talk of the marketplace, the raconteur of the Parthenon. He knew everyone, founded emerging churches, loved the difficult people, and held his own against the intellectuals of his day. If you're willing to give Paul a try, Rediscovering Paul is your reliable guide. This is a book that reacquaints us with Paul, as if for the first time. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by teaching and conversing with today's students, Rediscovering Paul is a textbook that has passed the test. Now in a reworked edition, it's better than ever. There are fresh discussions of Paul's letter writing and how those letters were received in the churches, new considerations of pseudonymity and the authenticity of Paul's letters, and updated coverage of recent developments in interpreting Paul. from Paul's conversion and call to his ongoing impact on church and culture, this second edition of Rediscovering Paul comes enthusiastically recommended.
Rodney Reeves earned his Ph.D. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has done postdoctoral study at Oxford University. He is dean of The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry and professor of Biblical Studies at Southwest Baptist University, both in Bolivar, Missouri. He served previously as a pastor with churches in Arkansas and Texas. He is the author ofA Genuine Faith: How to Follow Jesus Today. His articles have appeared in journals such as Perspectives in Religious Studies, Biblical Illustrator, Southwestern Journal of Theology and Preaching.
David B. Capes (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor and chair of the Department of Christianity and Philosophy at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. He has served as pastor of several churches in Texas, and he has participated in a variety of professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. His articles have been published in such journals as Horizons in Biblical Theology, Biblical Illustrator, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Southwestern Journal of Theology, Bulletin for Biblical Research and Perspectives in Religious Studies. He is the author of Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul's Christology in the Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament series.
E. Randolph Richards (M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Dean of the School of Ministry and Professor of Biblical Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is co-author of Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His Life and Work, and The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and author of Paul and First-Century Letter Writing and The Secretary in the Letters of Paul. He has frequently served as an interim pastor, and as a missionary with the International Mission Board, SBC in East Indonesia where he served for eight years as a faculty member and consultant at an Indonesian seminary.
- For Some Of Us, The Apostle Paul Is Intimidating, Like A Distant And Difficult Uncle. Maybe Not Someone You'd Like To Hang Out With At A Coffee Shop On A Rainy Day. He'd Make A Scene, Evangelize The Barista, And Arouse Looks Across The Room. For A Mid-morning Latte, We'd Prefer Jesus Over Paul. But Paul Is Actually The Guy Who-from Ephesus To Athens-was The Talk Of The Marketplace, The Raconteur Of The Parthenon. He Knew Everyone, Founded Emerging Churches, Loved The Difficult People, And Held His Own Against The Intellectuals Of His Day. If You're Willing To Give Paul A Try, <em>rediscovering Paul</em> Is Your Reliable Guide. This Is A Book That Reacquaints Us With Paul, As If For The First Time. Drawing On The Best Of Contemporary Scholarship, And With Language Shaped By Teaching And Conversing With Today's Students, <em>rediscovering Paul</em> Is A Textbook That Has Passed The Test. Now In A Reworked Edition, It's Better Than Ever. There Are Fresh Discussions Of Paul's Letter Writing And How Those Letters Were Received In The Churches, New Considerations Of Pseudonymity And The Authenticity Of Paul's Letters, And Updated Coverage Of Recent Developments In Interpreting Paul. From Paul's Conversion And Call To His Ongoing Impact On Church And Culture, This Second Edition Of <em>rediscovering Paul</em> Comes Enthusiastically Recommended.