Paul: His Story by Jerome Murphy-O'ConnorPaul: His Story by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Paul: His Story

byJerome Murphy-O'Connor

Paperback | October 15, 2005

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For someone who has exercised such a profound influence on Christian theology, Paul remains a shadowy figure behind the barrier of his complicated and difficult biblical letters. Debates about his meaning have deflected attention from his personality, yet his personality is an important key tounderstanding his theological ideas. This book redresses the balance. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's disciplined imagination, nourished by a lifetime of research, shapes numerous textual, historical, and archaeological details into a colourful and enjoyable story of which Paul is the flawed but undefeatedhero.This chronological narrative offers new insights into Paul's intellectual, emotional, and religious development and puts his travels, mission, and theological ideas into a plausible biographical context. As he changes from an assimilated Jewish teenager in Tarsus to a competitive Pharisee inJerusalem and then to a driven missionary of Christ, the sometimes contradictory components of Paul's complex personality emerge from the way he interacts with people and problems. His theology was forged in dialogue and becomes more intelligible as our appreciation of his person deepens. In JeromeMurphy-O'Connor's engaging biography, the Apostle comes to life as a complex, intensely human individual.
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP was born in Cork, Ireland, and educated at the Christian Brothers College, Cork, and Castleknock College, Dublin. He entered the Irish Province of the Dominican order in September 1953 and, after studies at the the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1960. After he comp...
Title:Paul: His StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.62 inPublished:October 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Early Years2. Conversion and its Consequences3. Apprenticeship in Antioch4. A Journey into Europe5. South to Achaia6. Antioch and Jerusalem7. The First Year in Ephesus8. The Second Year in Ephesus9. Conversations with Corinth10. Macedonia and Illyricum11. Farewell to the East12. The Final Years

Editorial Reviews

`The present work combines the biblical record with a deep understanding of the culture and geography of the region to produce an excellent, albeit inventive, biography ... Murphy-O'Connor brings Paul to life as a real person with real passions.'Publishers Weekly, USA