What Saint Paul Really Said
Paul has provoked people as much in recent times as he did in the early church. Then they sometimes threw stones at him; now they tend to throw words. Some people still regard Paul as a pestilent and dangerous fellow....
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Paul has provoked people as much in recent times as he did in the early church. Then they sometimes threw stones at him; now they tend to throw words. Some people still regard Paul as a pestilent and dangerous fellow. Others think him the greatest teacher of Christianity after Jesus himself. In What St Paul Really Said Tom Wright attempts to clear a path through to the St Paul of history, a path, he says, which has been obscured by much of modern theology. Bishop Wright seeks to study Paul in his own terms and to come to grips with what he really said. The book looks at key questions such as: What does Paul mean by 'the gospel'? What did he think about Jesus? How did he challenge paganis? What was his message for Israel? What did he mean by 'justification'? Was Paul really the founder of Christianity'? What St Paul really Said is a book for all who want to weigh the evidence before making up their minds on the vital questions surrounding Paul. Equally it is for those who want to know what his message migh mean for us today.
Paul has provoked people as much in recent times as he did when he was alive. Some regard him as a pestilent and dangerous fellow. Others think of him as the greatest teacher of Christianity after Jesus himself. In this book, leading theologian Tom Wright focuses on key areas of Paul's teaching, helping us to understand what he was doing and saying. He sweeps away the confusion of much modern theology to uncover the real man and his message.
N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reseach Professor in Christian Origins at St Mary's College in the Divinity School of St Andrew's University, Scotalnd. Formerly Bishop of Durham, he was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world. Once Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral, he taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.
Wright's full-scale works The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are part of a projected six-volume series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Among his many other published works are The Original Jesus; What Saint Paul Really Said and The Climax of the Covenant. He is also co-author with Marcus Borg of The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
His commentaries include Colossians and Philemon (The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series), the 12 volume For Everyone series, Romans (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary); Galatians (The Horizons Theological Commentary) and The Letter to the Philippians (International Critical Commentary)
Most recently he has released Surprised by Hope; Small Faith--Great God; Virtue Reborn and Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision.
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