From cover to cover, Pate offers an always cogent and often compelling case for his reading of the Jewish apostle to the Gentiles. This well-organized, clearly written volume will prove valuable to students and scholars alike. It is a helpful primer that will repay and reward readers in their quest to think the apostle's thoughts after him.
-Todd D Still,
George W Truett Theological Seminary
In Apostle of the Last Days, we find once again the type of robust engagement with the biblical text that we've come to expect from Marvin Pate. Grounded in an admirable familiarity with both the ancient world of the New Testament and contemporary Pauline scholarship, Pate offers a wonderful introduction to the life, letters, and theology of the apostle Paul.
-Paul Rhodes Eddy,
Paul's inaugurated eschatology was the determining factor in how the apostle understood the gospel, why he evangelized the world, and how he instructed his converts to live "in between the times". In clear and concise terms, Pate takes us through the thicket of first-century ideas about the end of the world and explains why reading Paul apocalyptically not only helps us understand his letters, but also reveals why Paul's opponents attacked him. Pate masterfully reveals why we shouldn't make the same mistake as Paul's opponents, thereby missing the heart of the gospel according to Paul.
Southwest Baptist University