An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans
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Today Paul is lauded as the first great Christian theologian. In his own time, he was perceived as a religious deviant by Jews, divisive figure by Jewish Christians, and troublemaker by Rome. In this well-informed portrait, Bird situates the controversial apostle in his first-century context to highlight his peculiarity---and offer fresh insight into the man himself. 300 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802867693
ISBN-13: 9780802867698

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Lively, well-informed portrait of the complex figure who was the apostle Paul
 
Though Paul is often lauded as the first great Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion in the church, in his own time he was universally regarded as a strange and controversial person. In this book Pauline scholar Michael Bird explains why.
 
An Anomalous Jew presents the figure of Paul in all his complexity with his blend of common and controversial Jewish beliefs and a faith in Christ that brought him into conflict with the socio-religious scene around him. Bird elucidates how the apostle Paul was variously perceived — as a religious deviant by Jews, as a divisive figure by Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of dubious philosophy by Greeks, and as a dangerous troublemaker by the Romans. Readers of this book will better understand the truly anomalous shape of Paul’s thinking and worldview.
 

Author Bio

Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia. His previous books include Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic IntroductionJesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels, and Are You the One Who Is to Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question.

Editorial Reviews

Joshua W. Jipp
—Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"This is vintage Bird, perhaps with a noticeable tinge of N. T. Wright thrown in as well. In this book we find historically informed, strong readings of the Pauline texts, a deep awareness of the scholarly debates and positions on Paul and first-century Judaism, and overall a substantive and important contribution to situating Paul in his first-century context."

Francis Watson
—Durham University
"Michael Bird argues persuasively that Paul did not cease to be a Jew when he became Christian—and yet his previous Jewish convictions were shaken to the core and transformed. Paul remained a Jew, but he became an anomaly to his Jewish contemporaries."

Nijay K. Gupta
—George Fox Evangelical Seminary
"Even though contextualizing Paul is necessary in order to understand him, Bird argues that Paul nevertheless defies categorization. He was a maverick apostle, an inimitable thinker, and an anomalous Jew. Bird cogently sets Paul within his world, not to domesticate him, but to draw out his peculiarity. This is engaging reading, peppered with fresh insight into the historical Paul."

— Review of Biblical Literature
"I doubt whether there is a better introduction to Paul's thought and theology that could be placed in the hands of students of the apostle. The book not only highlights Bird's ability to engage the views of others but also reveals how insightful a commentator he is."

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