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  - Libby - Goodreads

I have issues with St. Paul. Or perhaps I should say I have issues with one of the Pseudo-Pauline anonymities who used Paul's name so that Christians would read their drivel. Despite my issues, I am ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads

It is unlikely to get agreement over Paul from a Protestant (Episcopalian in this case) and Catholic theologian, given the Reformation holy war between the two denominations over Luther's theses, so ... 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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Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions.

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, and The Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida.

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