The Legend & the Apostle: The Battle for Paul in Story & Canon   -     By: Dennnis MacDonald
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The Legend & the Apostle: The Battle for Paul in Story & Canon

Westminster John Knox Press / 1983 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1983
ISBN: 0664244645
ISBN-13: 9780664244644

Publisher's Description

The apostle Paul--antifeminist conformist, or social radical? Combining New Testament studies with folkloristic methods to search for the true identity of Paul, the author sheds new light on the apocryphal Acts of Paul and the Pastoral Epistles of the canonical New Testament.

With this book, the legends surrounding the apostle have been rescued from near oblivion and properly placed in the Pauline tradition. Formulated in the days of early Christianity and handed down through the centuries, they cast new light on Paul's views about the ordination of women, the forms of Christian community, and the meaning of the gospel for politics, society, and sexuality.

Author Bio

Dennis Ronald MacDonald is Professor of New Testament at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. He is the author of many books and articles, including The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark and The Acts of Andrew.

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