Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004 - Religion - 610 pages
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Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul s writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.

An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Gorman s Apostle of the Crucified Lord unpacks the many dimensions of Paul s thought carefully and holistically. Six introductory chapters provide background discussion on Paul s world, his rsum, his letters, his gospel, his spirituality, and his theology, while the main body of the book covers in turn and in full detail each of the Pauline epistles. Gorman gives the context of each letter, offers a careful reading of the text, and colors his words with insightful quotations from earlier interpreters of Paul.

Enhancing the text itself are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter and numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. All in all, Apostle of the Crucified Lord is the ideal book for students and any other readers interested in seriously engaging Paul s challenging letters.

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This book examines the works attributed to the Apostle Paul. It discusses the context and content of each letter and its recipients and the reason Paul wrote the letter. It also discusses the issue of ... Read full review

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PAULS WORLDS The GrecoRoman Context of His Mission
PAULS RESUME The Mission of the Former Persecutor
PAULS LETTERS Apostleship in Absentia
PAULS GOSPEL The Good News of Christ Crucifted and Raised
PAULS SPIRITUALITY Covenantal Cruciform and Charismatic Communal Countercultural and New Creational
PAULS THEOLOGY A Dozen Fundamental Convictions
1 THESSALONIANS Holiness and Hope in a Pagan World
2 THESSALONIANS Cruciform Faithfulness and Goodness before the Parousia
ROMANS Gentile and Jew in Cruciform Covenant Community
PHILIPPIANS The Hymn of the Crucified Lord in the Cruciform Community
PHILEMON The Cross and the Status Quo
COLOSSIANS The Cosmic Crucified Christ as the Wisdom of God
EPHESIANS Walking Worthily of the Cosmic Crucified Christ
2 TIMOTHY Suffering Rather than Shame
1 TIMOTHY Proper Order and Conduct in Gods Household
TITUS Ordering Church Life and Leadership between the Epiphanies

GALATIANS The Sufficiency of the Cross and Spirit
1 CORINTHIANS Chaos and the Cross in Corinth
2 CORINTHIANS Pauls Defense of Cruciform Ministry
EPILOGUE Paul Our Contemporary
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Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has taught since 1991. A highly regarded New Testament scholar, he has also written Cruciformity, Inhabiting the Cruciform God, Becoming the Gospel, and Apostle of the Crucified Lord, among other significant works.

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