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For centuries Paul has been one of the church's most widely cited saints due to his influence regarding the formation of Christian theology that has changed the world. However, in this compelling modern biography, N.T. Wright devotes his attention to the all too often overlooked essence of Paul’s life itself – specifically illuminating the human and intellectual drama that shaped him – and the unlikelihood of what he accomplished. Wright insists that without a proper understanding of Paul’s Jewish heritage, our understanding of Paul and his accomplishments are impaired. Paul: A Biography provides an accessible look at the man himself, allowing for greater clarity when it comes to Paul’s thoughts and writings, and enabling us to see the man and his theology in a fresh new light.
|Title: Paul: A Biography|
By: N.T. Wright
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.89 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 6 ounces
Stock No: WW1730580
In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world.
For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church’s most widely cited saints. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. T. Wright argues that Bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Paul’s letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the man’s life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved.
To Wright, "The problem is that Paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together." Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage. Giving us a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, Wright provides greater clarity of the apostle’s writings, thoughts, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way.
Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle’s greater role in Christian history—as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished—and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history.
N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
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