Paul His Story

ISBN-10: 0199283842

ISBN-13: 9780199283842

Edition: 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 to understanding 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 undefeated hero. 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 in Jerusalem 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 Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's engaging biography, the Apostle comes to life as a complex, intensely human individual.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Figures
The Early Years
Going up to Jerusalem
A City Set on a Mountain
A Pharisee in the Holy City
Did Paul meet Jesus in Jerusalem?
Confrontation with Christianity
Conversion and Its Consequences
Recognizing the Unrecognizable
A Pharisee's Knowledge of Jesus
Encounter with the Risen Lord
Mission in Arabia
Three Years in Damascus
Learning a Trade
A Hurried Departure
Peter and Jesus
A Messiah who should not have Died
Apprenticeship in Antioch
The Third City of the Empire
A Mixed Community
Missions from Antioch
A Traveller in a Strange Land
A Journey into Europe
An Unexpected Visit to the Celts
To the West and Europe
The First Sea Journey
Partnership at Philippi
Missionary Strategy
Labour in Thessalonica
South to Achaia
Anxiety in Athens
Corinth the Crossroads
The First-fruits of Achaia
Correspondence with Thessalonica
Financial Matters
A Crucial Date
Antioch and Jerusalem
A Law-free Mission
A Meeting in Jerusalem
Trouble at Antioch
Farewell to Antioch
The First Year in Ephesus
A Return Visit to Pessinus
Crisis in Galatia
A Sophisticated Strategy
The Second Year in Ephesus
A Mistimed Gift
The Weaknesses of a Pastor
Trouble at Colossae
A Pastor at his Best
Future Plans
Conversations with Corinth
Situation Reports on Corinth
First Corinthians
An Unplanned Visit to Corinth
Faithful Macedonia
Macedonia and Illyricum
An Emergency Plan
The Report of Titus
A Carefully Crafted Letter
Missionary in Illyricum
Bad News from Corinth
A Furious Response
Farewell to the East
Planning for the Future
Decisions on Tactics
A Letter to Rome
Journey to Jerusalem
Reception in Jerusalem
In Roman Custody
The Final Years
A Mission to Spain
Return to Illyricum
Macedonia and Asia
A Problem in Ephesus
A Fateful Journey to Rome
Back in a Roman Gaol
Sentence of Death
Further Reading
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