Hailed by Theology Today as "F.F. Bruce's magnum opus," this splendid biography uses history, archaeology, and the biblical text to focus primarily on the apostle's life. Bruce also examines the main themes in Pauline thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters. An excellent starting point for your Pauline studies! 526 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Written by one of the best known and most respected biblical scholars of all time, this illustrated volume explores all of the primary themes in Paul's thought as they developed in the historical context of his life and travels. While Bruce's primary concern is to portray the life of the apostle Paul, he also examines the main themes of Paul's thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters. Originally published in 1977, this new paperback edition of Paul will be used with profit by all who have an interest in the primitive church--from general readers to the most advanced biblical scholar.
(19101990) The Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England. During his distinguished career he wrote numerous widely used commentaries and books and served as the general editor of the New International C
Evangelical Christian Publishers Assocation, Gold Medallion award for Biography/Autobiography(1979)
"From one of the best-known evangelical biblical scholars comes yet another excellent volume for our learning. . . This is a book that will be read with profit by all who have an interest in the primitive churchfrom the armchair student of the Bible to the most advanced biblical scholar. This will certainly remain a standard text for years to come."
"This work shows depth of study, a familiarity with the important bibliographical material and a fairness in approach, and it provides a wealth of materials not only on Paul and his letters but also on the world of the apostle. . . A valuable addition to any Bible student's library."
"You are not likely to find anything better on the life and letters of the great apostle. Extravagantly informative. A veritable gold mine of information on Paul, the New Testament, and the early church."
The Christian Century
"F. F. Bruce offers in this illustrated book an exposition of all the primary themes in Paul's thought as these developed in the historical context of his life and travels. A remarkably even and coherent work, Bruce's portrait of Paul is convincing from every vantage pointhistorical, theological, psychological, personal. . . A balanced and attractive book."
"This study can without doubt be labelled F. F. Bruce's magnum opus. . . It is so rich in acute observation and historical detail that few readers will fail to profit from it."