Understanding Paul (2nd Edition)
Two thousand years later, Paul attracts more attention than any other figure from antiquity besides one," writes Stephen Westerholm. Why the fascination with the apostle Paul? Westerholm explains that Paul remains such a compelling figure because he was "a man...
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Two thousand years later, Paul attracts more attention than any other figure from antiquity besides one," writes Stephen Westerholm. Why the fascination with the apostle Paul? Westerholm explains that Paul remains such a compelling figure because he was "a man completely captivated by a particular way of looking at life."
Using the themes of the Epistle to the Romans, Westerholm helps readers understand the major components of Paul's vision of life. He delves into the writings of the Old Testament, explores their influence on Paul, and engages contemporary readers in a thought-provoking reconsideration of their own assumptions about faith, theology, and ethics.
This insightful introduction gives postmodern readers, especially those with little or no biblical background, a necessary big-picture look at Paul's view of reality.
Stephen Westerholm (D.Theol., Lund University) is professor of early Christian studies at McMaster University. He is the author of Understanding Paul, Perspectives Old and New on Paul, and Jesus and Scribal Authority.
- Two Thousand Years Later, Paul Attracts More Attention Than Any Other Figure From Antiquity Besides One," Writes Stephen Westerholm. Why The Fascination With The Apostle Paul? Westerholm Explains That Paul Remains Such A Compelling Figure Because He Was "a Man Completely Captivated By A Particular Way Of Looking At Life."<br> <br> Using The Themes Of The Epistle To The Romans, Westerholm Helps Readers Understand The Major Components Of Paul's Vision Of Life. He Delves Into The Writings Of The Old Testament, Explores Their Influence On Paul, And Engages Contemporary Readers In A Thought-provoking Reconsideration Of Their Own Assumptions About Faith, Theology, And Ethics.<br> <br> This Insightful Introduction Gives Postmodern Readers, Especially Those With Little Or No Biblical Background, A Necessary Big-picture Look At Paul's View Of Reality.