Paul the Apostle Paperback
His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context
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Paul the Apostle
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It first provides a critical reassessment of the apostle's life in its historical context that focuses on Paul's discourse of authority, which was both representative of its Roman context and provocative to his rivals within Roman society. It then considers the legend that developed around Paul as the history of his life was elaborated and embellished by later interpreters, creating legends that characterized the apostle variously as a model citizen, an imperial hero, a sexual role model, an object of derision and someone to quote from. It is precisely this rewriting of Paul's history into legend that makes the apostle a key transformative figure of classical antiquity.
Paul the Apostle by J. Albert Harrill was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2012. The ISBN for Paul the Apostle is 9780521757805.
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Part I. The Life:
1. From Pharisee to Apostle
2. Communities in the making
3. Paul's life in its Roman context
Part II. The Legend:
4. Competing stories about Paul in Late Antiquity
5. Paul the scriptural authority: contradictory discourses
6. How the West got Paul wrong
Conclusion: going beyond the epitaph.
Details for Paul the Apostle
|Author / Artist||J. Albert Harrill|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (September 2012)|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||31st October 2017|