Understanding Paul and His Letters


Understanding Paul and His Letters
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ISBN: 9780809145812
This text introduces readers to the extraordinary insights of Paul, always considered in the context of each of his letters and in the soil of Paul s Hellenistic Jewish background. The study begins with Paul s way of writing letters and his methods of developing ideas. The book then critically examines the value of Acts as a source for knowing Paul s life and then surveys the Greek and Jewish background of Paul. In the careful analysis of each letter, the text articulates six main themes which form the foundations of Paul s theology. The book recovers the intense focus of Paul on God the Father, whose love underlies his divine anger at human sinfulness and at the same time hints at universal salvation. 158157 Vincent P. Branick

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