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

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HarperCollins, 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  - Karen - Goodreads

Borg and Crossan, two great New Testament scholars of our day, lay out their objective in the book's subtitle: to help the reader see the writings of the original, or "first" Paul, correctly in the ... 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

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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 Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, emeritus, at Oregon State University. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, Borg has been national chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Jesus, and Speaking Christian. Visit Borg online at www.marcusjborg.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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