Paul: The Pagans' Apostle
Paul: The Pagans' Apostle  -     By: Paula Fredriksen
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 X 1.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0300240155
ISBN-13: 9780300240153

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A groundbreaking new portrait of the apostle Paul, from one of today’s leading historians of antiquity

Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history’s closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, one Jewish, one pagan. The first was incandescent with apocalyptic hopes, expecting God through his messiah to fulfill his ancient promises of redemption to Israel. The second teemed with ancient actors, not only human but also divine: angry superhuman forces, jealous demons, and hostile cosmic gods. Both worlds are Paul’s, and his convictions about the first shaped his actions in the second.
 
Only by situating Paul within this charged social context of gods and humans, pagans and Jews, cities, synagogues, and competing Christ-following assemblies can we begin to understand his mission and message. This original and provocative book offers a dramatically new perspective on one of history’s seminal figures.

Author Bio

Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture emerita at Boston University, is a member of the Humanities Faculty of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Editorial Reviews

"Wide-ranging, deeply learned, but accessible . . . A good source for historical context, a keen stimulus for rereading Paul’s letters, and a great book to argue with."—Sarah Ruden, Commonweal

"A gem . . . a fresh and exciting reframing of Paul and his mission . . . Fredriksen writes with a piercing clarity."—John-Patrick O’Connor, Princeton Theological Review

"This book offers a new paradigm for Pauline scholarship . . . Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle is a tour de force."—Olivia Stewart Lester, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Won the 2018 Prose Award in Theology and Religious Studies

 
"Brilliant, elegant, and important––this volume reshapes an entire field of study.  Here stands the finest history of the Apostle Paul to appear in generations."—J. Albert Harrill, author of Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context

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