The Sacred Writings of Paul: Selections Annotated & Explained by Ron Miller

The Sacred Writings of Paul: Selections Annotated & Explained

byRon Miller

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2007

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Fresh insight into Christianitys earliest teachings can be a guide for your own spiritual journey.

The Apostle Paul, who wrote many of the books in the New Testament, was a fearless and revolutionary religious innovator. In a society where slaveholding was commonplace and women were little more than servants, he preached a groundbreaking equality founded on a new spiritual identity. In an imperial political system that demanded unquestioning allegiance, Paul told his readers they were citizens of heaven.Yet Paul diverged from many of Jesuss own teachings about the world and Gods kingdom, and his writings have been used to justify slavery, defend violence toward women, and vilify followers of other religious paths.

With fresh translations from the original Greek and insightful yet unobtrusive commentary, Ron Miller guides you through the complexities of Pauls writings. He explores Pauls limitations and sometimes harmful legacy, but also highlights Pauls deep connection with Gods Spirit. This connection led to Pauls penetrating insights on how to live a life filled with spiritual vigor, experience profound joy even in the face of trouble, and understand the fundamental power of love to overcome any obstacle.

Whether you are familiar with Pauls writings or have no previous knowledge of them, this SkyLight Illuminations volume will open a door to let you experience the power of Pauls words for yourself.

Ron Miller is the chair of the Religion Department at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he has taught for thirty years, and co-founder of Common Ground, an adult education group for interfaith religious study and dialogue since 1975. Miller is the author of many books and articles, including The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice, named one of Spirituality & Healths 50 Best Spiritual Books of the year; The Hidden Gospel of Matthew: Annotated & Explained and Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift: Growing Beyond Our Wounded History (all SkyLight Paths). His website is
Title:The Sacred Writings of Paul: Selections Annotated & ExplainedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:SkyLight Paths PublishingLanguage:English

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