Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul  -     By: Lars Kierspel
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Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul

Kregel Publications / 2012 / Paperback

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Paul's letters are magisterial, yet difficult. By means of 111 charts, Kierspel clarifies nearly every facet---from Paul's use of Old Testament quotations to a timetable for his life; from similarities between Ephesians and Colossians to how events in Acts coincide with the teachings in his epistles; from defining key terms to tracing recent trends in scholarship. 272 pages, softcover. Kregel.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0825429366
ISBN-13: 9780825429361

Publisher's Description

Paul's letters have fascinated and challenged most every reader of the Bible. As a result, many general introductions and specific studies on Paul are available, but none are like Charts on the Life and Letters of Paul, which provides over 100 charts to explore the apostle's background, life and ministry, letters, and theology. The charts visually offer clarity on: Basic insights (e.g., "Autobiographical Information") Comparisons (e.g., "Parallels between Acts and Paul's Letters") Advanced tools for further study (e.g., "Key Words in Romans") Analysis (e.g., "The 'New Perspective' on Paul") Research (e.g., "Key Texts and Their Interpretations") Comments on the charts and discussions of significant theories-with leads for further exploration-are offered together with an extensive bibliography that includes references to past and current Pauline scholarship.

Interested Bible readers as well as students of Paul's life, letters, and theology will find plenty of material to deepen their understanding. Teachers will find the charts to be a valuable teaching resource. This book is an excellent supplement to any general introduction or specific study on Paul.

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  1. West Union, OH
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Charts!
    April 30, 2015
    Jimmy Reagan
    West Union, OH
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Here is a different sort of help for study of all things Paul. The charts involved put in visual form the kind of information that will will really propel our studies forward. Part of the Kregel Charts of the Bible, this is one of the finer chart volumes that I have seen.

    The first section covers background of the Greco-Roman influence of the times and how it affected Jewish life. The next section gets more specific to Paul and there are charts on his life and parallels with Christ and others that are highly instructive. You will find charts on unique things like cities visited by Paul. It so helps to see information presented in ways different than you usually get it.

    His speeches, his miracles, his prayersthese can be developed into further studies. The section on his letters helps with OT quotations and allusions and then, as some of the most helpful charts, are those for specific letters.

    Finally, the last section deals with deeper theological issues. These charts are especially helpful as many have their greatest struggles in this area.

    This volume is a dandy and I am glad to have it at hand.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  2. Maricopa, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Valuable aid to any library
    May 1, 2013
    Pastor Jim
    Maricopa, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Book Review


    Lars Kierspel (Kregel, Grand Rapids, 2012).

    This is the second issue of Kregel Charts of the Bible. While books on charts can be limited, this series is the exception. This volume covers a wide range of issues. While the charts are divided into four sections: Paul's Background and Context; Paul's Life and Ministry; Paul's Letters; Paul's Theological Concepts. In these sections one will find numbers details that will aid any student of the Bible. The charts are timely and deal with up to date issues (even includes a chart on the new perspective, and modern Jewish views). It also has an up to date bibliography, including articles from major journals. It gives good snapshot charts of each of Paul's epistles. I really appreciate the charts of key words in each epistle.

    One weakness of many charts is the lack of explanations, however in this series there is a section on chart comments. I really appreciate this and find it a great help, although brief. What is helpful is that in many of the explanations there are references for more and deeper information.

    There are two things I like about this series. First, as a student of the Word, it condenses what you get from wordy commentaries with good summaries; yet lets the student know where to go to find more detailed information. Second, it greatly aids the student, teacher, and preacher with useable and practical charts. Not all of the 111 charts have the same weight or value, especially for the Pastor. However, even those can aid his in study of the Word. It is a time saver. These charts provide a seed to use to help you blossom in deeper study of His Word. It will also stimulate you to deeper study of the subjects that the charts cover. This book is a true aid; not simple charts to show. It is simplistic with profound information what will aid any level of student. It is a valuable resource that should be in every teacher's and Pastor's library.

    I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Academic in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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