Rediscovering Paul Hardback
An introduction to his world, letters and theology
by David B. Capes; Rodney Reeves; E. Randolph Richards;
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But actually, this is the guy who, from Ephesus to Athens, was the talk of the marketplace and the raconteur of the Parthenon. Maybe it's time to give Paul a break, let go of some stereotypes and try to get to know him on his own terms. If that's where you are, Rediscovering Paul is your guide. This is a book that helps us find Paul again - holding forth in the marketplace of Corinth, working with a secretary in framing his letter to the Romans, or pastoring the messy emerging churches of Philippi and Thessalonica.
Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, honed by teaching and conversing with today's students, Rediscovering Paul is a textbook that rises above the rest.
Rediscovering Paul by David B. Capes; Rodney Reeves; E. Randolph Richards was published by IVP in November 2007 and is our 29247th best seller. The ISBN for Rediscovering Paul is 9781844742424.
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Rediscovering PaulChris Moore, via The Good Book Stall
More than any other New Testament writer, St Paul is a figure who appears destined to attract controversy. The debates over the authorship of the letters, alongside the disagreements over the 'New Perspective' serve only to illustrate the widespread disagreements which rumble in the field of Pauline studies.
Given this, it is always easy to find things with which one disagrees in any introductory volume. And Rediscovering Paul, with its conservative stance, is no exception to this rule. However, to simply dismiss the book would be a mistake since it does contain an awful lot to commend it.
Firstly, and crucially, the book is readable. Yes, the glossary is somewhat light in some areas, but there is little here which would cause the casual reader to stumble. There are some very useful sections dealing with background issues. The chapter which deals with the productions of letters in the first century is especially interesting.
About half of the book deals with the letters themselves, which are all here attributed to Paul. The final chapters seek to draw together strands of Pauline theology and synthesize some main themes before turning to contemporary applicability.
In all, this is a useful book and one particularly suited to those embarking on theological study. The reader may well find within it opinions with which they disagree, but then that is true for almost any book on Paul and this should not dissuade anyone from engaging with it. At 320 pages or so, it represents a good return for the time invested.
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Details for Rediscovering Paul
|Page last updated||18th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||David B. Capes; Rodney Reeves; E. Randolph Richards|
|Publisher||IVP (November 2007)|
|Number of Pages||350|