The two best-selling authors of The First Christmas and The Last Week join forces once again to present a new understanding of the apostle Paul, who was far more radical than many realize.
Paul is second only to Jesus as the most important person for the birth of Christianity, and yet he continues to be controversial, even among Christians. Using the best biblical and historical scholarship, Borg and Crossan explain the reasons for Pauls mixed reputation and reveal his original teachings. They demonstrate that Paul was an engaging man who, contrary to what his critics have claimed, remained remarkably faithful to the gospel of Jesus. The First Paul overturns common perceptions to uncover the apostles true message, which continues to be as vital and challenging as ever.
John Dominic Crossan
John Dominic Crossan is Professor Emeritus at DePaul University, Chicago. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus and Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, and three written with Marcus J. Borg: The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).
Marcus J. Borg
Marcus J. Borg was Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007. He is now Canon Theologian at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of eighteen books, including Meeting Jesus in Mark (2011) and three written with John Dominic Crossan: The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).
`The Last Week shows one of the most careful and insightful readings of the Bible Ive ever come across ... Readers across the spectrum will be challenged, educated, stretched, and perhaps disturbed (in a constructive way) by this important, fascinating and well-written book.
- Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian