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Author : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2004-10-22
Page : 252
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780830827886
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Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.


Author : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2004-10-22
Page : 252
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830827889
Description :


Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.


Author : Ruth Rendell
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
Page : 48
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 0857861085
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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell


Author : Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 1995
Page : 152
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780814658451
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How did Paul use his secretaries? Did he rely on co-authors? Did his rhetorical education affect the way he organised his material? This book confronts these questions on the basis of extensive quotations from classical Greek and Latin authors. A synoptic survey of the beginnings and ends of the letters brings out the extent to which Paul both used and adapted current epistolary conventions. The intention of the book is to humanize the Pauline letters and make their complex theology less daunting. (Adapted from back cover).


Author : E. Randolph Richards
David B. Capes
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2017-11-21
Page : 464
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830889027
Description :


For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, prickly, and unpredictable. But maybe it's time to get to know Paul on his own terms. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by conversations with today's students, this expanded edition of Rediscovering Paul gives fresh consideration to Paul’s conversion, call, and his ongoing impact on church and culture.


Author : Stanley E. Porter
Sean A. Adams
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2010
Page : 369
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004181636
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Throughout the last century, there has been continuous study of Paul as a writer of letters. Although this fact was acknowledged by previous generations of scholars, it was during the twentieth century that the study of ancient letter-writing practices came to the fore and began to be applied to the study of the letters of the New Testament. This volume seeks to advance the discussion of Paul's relationship to Greek epistolary traditions by evaluating the nature of ancient letters as well as the individual letter components. These features are evaluated alongside Paul's letters to better understand Paul's use and adaptations of these traditions in order to meet his communicative needs.


Author : James D.G. Dunn
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2009-03-16
Page : 1347
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0802839320
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Beginning from Jerusalem covers the early formation of the Christian faith from 30 to 70 C.E. After outlining the quest for the historical church (parallel to the quest for the historical Jesus) and reviewing the sources, James Dunn follows the course of the movement stemming from Jesus beginning from Jerusalem. / He opens with a close analysis of what can be said of the earliest Jerusalem community, the Hellenists, the mission of Peter, and the emergence of Paul. Then Dunn focuses solely on Paul the chronology of his life and mission, his understanding of his call as apostle, and the character of the churches that he founded. The third part traces the final days and literary legacies of the three principal figures of first-generation Christianity: Paul, Peter, and James the brother of Jesus. Each section includes detailed interaction with the vast wealth of secondary literature on the many subjects covered.


Author : P.D. James
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
Page : 96
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 0857861077
Description :


Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James


Author : Margaret Aymer
Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2016-09-01
Page : 386
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 150641592X
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This commentary on the letters and legacy of Paul, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Introductory articles describe the challenges of reading the New Testament in ancient and contemporary contexts, as well as exploring other themes ranging from the Jewish heritage of early Christianity to the legacy of the Apocalyptic. These are followed by the survey “Situating the Apostle Paul in His Day and Engaging His Legacy in Our Own.” Each chapter (Romans through Philemon) includes an introduction and commentary on the text through the lenses of three critical questions: The Text in Its Ancient Context. What did the text probably mean in its original historical and cultural context? The Text in the Interpretive Tradition. How have centuries of reading and interpreting shaped our understanding of the text? The Text in Contemporary Discussion. What are the unique challenges and interpretive questions that arise for readers and hearers of the text today? The Letters and Legacy of Paul introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation.


Author : David B. Capes
Rodney Reeves
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2011-09-28
Page : 350
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830839410
Description :


David Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards attempt to transform students' vague appreciation of Paul by confronting them with the man who was the talk of the marketplace from Ephesus to Athens. Informed by contemporary scholarship and refined in the classroom, this textbook promises to renew investment in the work of Paul. Now in paper.


Author : Verlyn Verbrugge
Keith R. Krell
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2015-06-23
Page : 320
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310525136
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The apostle Paul, one of the most prominent figures in the early Jesus movement, had a lot to say about money. His letters deal with real people as they lived their Christian lives in the Greco-Roman world. He finds it necessary to address “those who are rich in this present world” (1 Tim 6:17). But he also has to address those do not want to work, for whatever reason, and are “idle and disruptive” (2 Thess 3:6). Moreover, whereas most churches today have a certain socio-economic homogeneity, some of Paul’s churches had a combination of upper class wealthy people and lower class slaves worshiping side-by-side, and it inevitably created friction (esp. 1 Cor 11:17–34). During the past twenty years a significant amount of research has been done on class-consciousness in the Greco-Roman world and on the significance of Paul’s fund-raising venture “for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem”—“the collection”—for his ministry. Relying on the surprising results of current Pauline scholarship and a careful exegesis of a variety of New Testament texts, this book offers a thorough investigation of the apostle Paul’s sayings and dealings with money.


Author : Stanley E. Porter
Christopher D. Land
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2012-11-13
Page : 387
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004242112
Description :


This volume addresses many of the questions surrounding Paul and his social relations, including how to define and analyze such relations, their relationship to Paul's historical and social context, how Paul related to numerous friends and foes, and the implications for understanding Paul's letters as well as his theology.


Author : E. Randolph Richards
Brandon J. O'Brien
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-11-01
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830873325
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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.


Author : Lutz Doering
Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
Release : 2012
Page : 600
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9783161522369
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The author provides the most extensive analysis available of ancient Jewish letter writing from the Persian period until the early rabbinic literature. In addition, he demonstrates the significance of Jewish letters for the development of early Christian letter writing.


Author : Michael F. Bird
Joseph R. Dodson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2011-05-05
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 056701844X
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This volume looks at the imprint and influence that the writings of the Apostle Paul had in the second century, examining the Pauline corpus in conjunction with key second century figures and texts such as Ignatius, Polycarp, and the Epistle of Diognetus. It investigates the impact of Paul's legacy and examines how this legacy shaped the Christianity that emerged in the second century as represented by the Apostolic Fathers, the early Christian Apologists, and among Gnostic and Judeo Christian groups.


Author : Walter F. Taylor
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2012
Page : 392
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0800632591
Description :


Who was Paul; what did he do, what did he write? Walter F. Taylor sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best of recent social-scientific and cultural-anthropological thinking on Paul. An appendix presents a clear summary of issues related to Paul's thought on gender and sexuality.


Author : Jongyoon Moon
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release : 2009
Page : 157
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 3643104286
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This book explores Mark's possible involvement in composing 1 Peter from five angles by means of a historical and comparative approach. These are (a) the dominant practice of using an amanuensis in first-century letter writing, (b) the noteworthy employment of an amanuensis by Paul as a contemporary of Peter, (c) possible historical connections, (d) possible linguistic connections, and (e) possible literary connections. The investigation leads to the conclusion that Mark might have been the contributive amanuensis for 1 Peter, with Peter allowing more than a free hand in the composition.


Author : Bernhard Oestreich
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-10-28
Page : 366
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 149829832X
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Receiving a letter from Paul was a major event in the early churches. Given the orally oriented culture of the time, a letter was designed to be read out loud in front of an audience. The document was an intermediate state for the local transport of the message, but the actual medium of communication was the performance event. This event was embedded in the written text in a manner comparable to a theater script. After careful preparation because of high expectations from ancient audiences, a presenter embodied the message with his voice, gazes, and gestures and made it not only understood but jointly experienced. After presenting a short history of performance criticism, this book clarifies what is meant by the highly ambiguous term "performance" and develops steps to analyze ancient texts in order to find and understand the embedded signals of performance. This leads to a critical assessment of the potential of performance criticism as a method. Then, the method is applied to the Pauline Epistles and other early Christian letters. It proves to be highly rewarding: difficult passages become comprehensible, new aspects come to light, the text's impact on the audience is felt--in short, the texts come alive.


Author : Oda Wischmeyer
David C. Sim
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2014-08-20
Page : 7101
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 3110272822
Description :


The hypothesis that the Gospel of Mark was heavily influenced by Pauline theology and/or epistles was widespread in the nineteenth century, but fell out of favour for much of the twentieth century. In the last twenty years or so, however, this view has begun to attract renewed support, especially in English language scholarship. This major and important collection of essays by an international team of scholars seeks to move the discussion forward in a number of significant ways– tracing the history of the hypothesis from the nineteenth century to the modern day, searching for historical connections between these two early Christians, analysing and comparing the theology and christology of the Pauline epistles and the Gospel of Mark, and assessing their reception in later Christian texts. This major volume will be welcomed by those who are interested in the possible influence of the apostle to the Gentiles on the earliest Gospel.


Author : Joseph A. Marchal
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2012-04
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1451411731
Description :


Joseph A. Marchal leads a group of scholars who are also experienced teachers in courses on Paul. More than a series of "how-to" essays in interpretation, each chapter in this volume shows how differences in starting point and interpretive decisions shape different ways of understanding Paul. Each teacher-scholar focuses on what a particular method brings to interpretation and applies that method to a text in Paul's letters, aiming not just at the beginning student but at the "tough choices" every teacher must make in balancing information with critical reflection.