The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Religion - 240 pages
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Meet Paul Again . . . for the First Time

Continuing in the tradition of The Last Week and The First Christmas, world-renowned New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan use the best of biblical and historical scholarship to expose the church's conspiracy to silence Jesus's most faithful disciple, the apostle Paul.

  

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Review: The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

User Review  - Trey Nowell - Goodreads

Another excellent writing by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan that presents a different side of Paul than the mainstream does. The main issues this book addresses is that Paul is misunderstood ... Read full review

Review: The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Borg and Crossan together always makes me want to read the book. This was a wonderful look into Paul and his writings. Read full review

Contents

chapter
1
chapter
29
chapter three
59
chapter four
93
chapter five
123
chapter
155
Life Together in Christ
185
The Death of an Apostle
215
Notes
225
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Marcus J. Borg is canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and was Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Described by the New York Times as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars," he has appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. He is the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, Speaking Christian, and The Evolution of the Word. His blog appears on the Progressive Christian Channel of Patheos.com.

John Dominic Crossan,professor emeritus at DePaul University, iswidely regarded as the foremost historicalJesus scholar of our time. He currentlyserves as the president of the Society of BiblicalLiterature. He is the author of severalbestselling books, including The HistoricalJesus; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; and,most recently, The Greatest Prayer. Crossanlives in Minneola, Florida.

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