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ISBN: 0809128640
Author: Marion L. Soards
Language: English
Publisher: Paulist Pr (January 1, 1986)
Pages: 224
Category: Bible Study & Reference
Subcategory: Bibles
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This introduction to the apostle Paul and his letters is a good book to begin a study of the Pauline epistles. Some of his discussions can get a little difficult to follow, especially his discussion of Paul's theology. Soards focuses his evaluation of Paul in the context of Paul's eschatological beliefs. Soards' organization is excellent, and he writes in an easy to follow style. Overall, a good book for the New Testament beginner.

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Find nearly any book by Marion L. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Passion According to Luke: The Special Material of Luke 22 (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement). ISBN 9781850750369 (978-1-85075-036-9) Hardcover, Sheffield Academic Pr, 1988. An excellent study of Paul's reasoning and theology. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago.

An Introduction to His Writings and Teaching. The best place to start thinking about the apostle Paul is with the man himself. Published January 1, 1986 by Paulist Press.

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Apostle Paul: An Introduction to His Writings and Teaching, by Marion L. Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints. Paul Among Jews and Gentiles and Other Essays, by Krister Stendahl. You have heard, I know, the story of my former way of life in Judaism. You know that I went to extremes in persecuting the Church of God, and tried to destroy it. But the time came when he who had set me apart before I was born and called me by his favour chose to reveal his Son to me, that I might spread among the Gentiles the good tidings concerning him.

Soards, M. The Apostle Pauclass "underline" An Introduction to His Writings and Teaching (New York: Paulist, 1987). Stendahl, . Paul among Jews and Gentiles and Other‑Essays (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976). Tambasco, . In the Days of Pauclass "underline" The Social World and Teaching of the Apostle (New York: Paulist, 1991). Taylor, M. A Companion to Pauclass "underline" Readings in Pauline Theology (Staten Island, NY: Alba, 1975). Taylor, N. Paul, Antioch and Jerusalem (JSNTSup 66; Sheffield: JSOT, 1992).

This dynamic new consideration of Paul addresses the three basic subjects that make up Pauline studies, Paul's life, letters and theology, and argues that these elements must be treated together since to do otherwise risks distorting.

This dynamic new consideration of Paul addresses the three basic subjects that make up Pauline studies, Paul's life, letters and theology, and argues that these elements must be treated together since to do otherwise risks distorting one or more of the arguments. No current Talk conversations about this book. Work-to-work relationships.

"Why another book on Paul?" may be the justifiable reaction of those finding this book on a bookstore or library shelf. Even a cursory survey shows there is already a spate of volumes on Paul available to those interested in learning more about the Apostle to the Gentiles. To paraphrase Qoheleth (loosely), " Of the writing of books on Paul there is no end" (Eccl 12:12)

So, why this book on Paul? Perusal of the platoon of Paul books shows that the works fall into three categories: scholarly monographs, collected essays, and books for a mythical general audience. Whatever the character of these contributions, they usually seek to serve one of three aims: to produce a life of Paul, to examine a letter or the letters of Paul, or to summarize Paul's theology in general or on some particular point. Rarely, a book pursues two goals, as does Gunther Bornkamm's Paul, which treats both Paul's life and his theology. Perhaps Bornkamm's ambitious format as much as the quality of his scholarship has made his book the standard text for Paul courses for more than a decade. The book continues to be the standard introductory text to Paul despite being the product of an interpretative approach that the majority of contemporary critical scholars considers to be less-than-adequate. And so, teachers and students of Paul cry out for a new text.

The Apostle Paul is, on the one hand, daring, and, on the other, reckless in seeking to speak to all three areas of Pauline studies------life, letters, and theology. With the overload of Paul books, nothing short of this approach seems suitable for a new book on Paul. Paul's life, letters, and theology must be treated together, since to do otherwise is to risk distorting one or more of the areas of Pauline studies. Moreover, one encountering Paul needs information regarding all three areas, and no such book exists------especially one that understands Paul from the apocalyptic perspective which characterizes this study.

Thus, even though there are perils in this Pauline project, the task is undertaken. The format and much of the contents of this book developed and were refined in teaching Paul to both advanced undergraduate students and primary level (on Paul) seminarians. To those partners in Pauline studies at Louisiana State University and Union Theological Seminary, New York, I owe thanks for the motivation to produce this work designed to introduce the mission and message of one whose labors and thinking form an essential part of the foundation of all subsequent Christianity.

The work of many scholars influenced much of the understanding of Paul set forth in this book. Among those to whom I am particularly beholden are J. Christian Beker, Dieter Georgi, Ernst Kasemann, Leander E. Keck, Helmut Kowester, Wayne A. Meeks, and, above all, J. Louis Martyn. Experts in biblical studies will recognize my indebtedness to these and many others, but in consideration of the nonprofessional readers, I have not freighted this work with scholarly footnotes; yet those readers who desire to plunge deeper into Pauline studies will find pointers in the bibliographies included throughout the book.

Comments:

MrCat
The book is well worth having is one's library. It could easily be used as material for a Bible study.
Beardana
Jesus gave a special revelation to Paul about 8 years after his crucifixion. We are living in the Age of Grace whereby we are saved by faith alone ( plus nothing). Paul knew this. It was not revealed to the Gospel writers. Learn of Paul and his teachings in this wonderful book. John Kilpatrick
Wohald
good purchase
White gold
The book is informative, and has much to offer those who are looking to study the Life and writings of the Apostle Paul.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
I thought this would be a very easy read, which is what I was hoping for. But it wasn't. I have put it aside and am on the look for something more readable.
Uickabrod
The book was old and worn but overall it serve the purpose for my class. I would order again.... Thanks!!
Xcorn
This introduction to the apostle Paul and his letters is a good book to begin a study of the Pauline epistles. Soards focuses his evaluation of Paul in the context of Paul's eschatological beliefs. Soards' organization is excellent, and he writes in an easy to follow style. Some of his discussions can get a little difficult to follow, especially his discussion of Paul's theology. Overall, a good book for the New Testament beginner.
This book offers the serious student of the life of St. Paul an in-depth look at the how's and why's of the epistles, which ones are known to have been written personally by him and which ones were not. The general culture and lifestyles of the communities at the time of St. Paul are also discussed as well as several alternative theories of his travels, text of several epistles, and most importantly, scholarly discussion of Christology, Ecclesiology and Jewish Law. Although the spiritual discussions can get bogged down somewhat in their discussions, I found Soards to err on the side of too much data rather than too little. This is a very good source document for the spirituality of St. Paul and the style of his teachings

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