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Spirituality of Paul

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ISBN-10: 1556358911

ISBN-13: 9781556358913

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas H. Tobin, SJ Tobin

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We know more about Paul of Tarsus than we know about any other New Testament author. During his lifetime he was also one of the most controversial figures in early Christianity. He was a Pharisee, a Christian missionary, a community organizer, and someone who was both deeply committed and highly opinionated. Tobin gives the reader an understanding of Paul as a human being as well as a sense of his faith, his vision, the major themes of his theology, and especially the overarching metaphors that lie at the root of his religious outlook. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 4/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Thomas H. Tobin, SJ, is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of three books: The Creation of Man: Philo and the History of Interpretation, Timaios of Locri: On the Nature of the World and the Soul, and The Spirituality of Paul. He has also written a number of scholarly articles in the areas of the New Testament (especially on Paul and the Gospel of John) and of Hellenistic Judaism. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and New Testament Studies. At present he is a member of the editorial boards of The Studia Philonica Annual and The Studia Philonica Monograph Series.

Editor's Preface
Introduction
The Life of Paul
The Early Life of Paul
Call, First Missionary Journey, and the Council in Jerusalem
Second Missionary Journey
Third Missionary Journey
Jerusalem and Rome
Call or Conversion
Conversion or Call
Two Views of Paul's Call
Conclusion
Paul's Experience of God and Christ
Tradition
The Experience of Power
The Experience of God
The Experience of Christ
Real Power and Weakness
Conclusion
Faith and the Mosaic Law
The Jerusalem Conference
Paul Versus Luke
Paul and the Mosaic Law
Conclusion
Ethical Perspectives: The Spirit and Sin
Fascination with the Mosaic Law
The Spirit and the Flesh
The Fruits of the Spirit
Views of Human Sinfulness
Conclusion
Ethics in Practice: Freedom and Community
Christian Responsibility in a Community
Christian Freedom
Conclusion
Suffering and Hope for the Future
The Background of the Old Testament
Apocalypticism in Judaism, Early Christianity and Paul
Universal Hope for the Future
The Meaning and Value of Present Suffering
Conclusion
Paul and the People of the Covenant
Paul and His Fellow Jews
Romans 9-11
Romans 9:6-29: The Mystery of God's Purpose
Romans 9:30-11:1: The Mystery of Jewish Unbelief
Romans 11:1-36: The Salvation of All Israel
Conclusion
Conclusion: The Image of the Body
For Further Reading
Subject Index
Biblical Index