Luke's Portrait of Paul

by John Clayton Lentz, Jr;

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Luke's Portrait of Paul

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The purpose of this book is to seek a fuller understanding of how the characterisation of Paul in Acts would have been perceived by those who first read or heard the Lucan narrative. As the author makes clear, the careful reader of Acts should be amazed at the way St Paul is portrayed therein. Dr Lentz demonstrates, through a careful examination of particular texts, the great improbability that a Jew of strict Pharisaic background would have held, let alone been proud of, Roman citizenship and citizenship of the city of Tarsus. By investigating the social and legal expectations of the first century, the author shows that Paul is seen to be deferred to in matters of legal minutiae by those in positions of authority. He is given high social status and abundant moral virtue in order to attract to Christianity the high-ranking citizen who would recognise in Paul the classical cardinal virtues.

Luke's Portrait of Paul by John Clayton Lentz, Jr was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in December 2009. The ISBN for Luke's Portrait of Paul is 9780511520389.

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Details for Luke's Portrait of Paul

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (December 2009)
Product Code4491618
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