Missionary, theologian, and religious genius, Paul is one of the most powerful human personalities in the history of the Church. E.P. Sanders, an influential Pauline scholar, analyzes the fundamental beliefs and vigorous contradictions in Pauls thought, discovering a philosophy that is less of a monolithic system than the apostles convictions would seem to suggest.
This volume offers an incisive summation of Pauls career, as well as his role in the development of early Christianity. Both lucid and judicious, it is the most compelling short introduction to Paul now available.
E. P. Sanders
An incisive summation of the essentials of Paul's career and role in development of early Christianity. Sanders highlights key elements in Pauline thought.
- Harry Rosenberg, Colorado State Univ.
This book is lucid and judicious. It's the most concise introduction to Paul I've seen, and it is excellent as a quick intro at the beginning of a course, preparing the students for further study of Paul's letters themselves.
- Jeffrey A. Trumbower, St. Michael's College
This short readable volume is packed with the wisdom and insights of a scholar whose contribution to the field of Pauline studies is respected around the world.
- J. Samuel Escobar, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Written clearly, and the focus is on the most important issues. The 'participation' business is treated well.
- David P. Efroymson, La Salle University