Paul: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byE. P. Sanders

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Paul is the most powerful human personality in the history of the Church. A missionary, theologian, and religious genius, in his epistles he laid the foundations on which later Christian theology was built.In his highly original introduction to Paul's life and thought, E. P. Sanders, whose research on Paul has substantially influenced recent scholarship, pays equal attention to Paul's fundamental convictions and the sometimes convoluted ways in which they were worked out.

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Paul is the most powerful human personality in the history of the Church. A missionary, theologian, and religious genius, in his epistles he laid the foundations on which later Christian theology was built.In his highly original introduction to Paul's life and thought, E. P. Sanders, whose research on Paul has substantially influenced ...

E. P. Snaders is Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke University. He was formerly Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis in the University of Oxford and Fellow of The Queen's College. His books include Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977), Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People (1983), and Jesus and Judaism (1985).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.43 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Paul's mission2. Paul's life3. Missionary strategy and message4. The return of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead5. Theological presuppositions: monotheism and providence6. Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Galatians7. Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Romans8. Christology9. The law10. Behaviour11. The salvation of Israel and of the world: Romans 9-11Notes on sourcesFurther readingIndex

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