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Paul the Apostle : his life and legacy in their Roman context

Author: James Albert Harrill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"This book is a controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along with the likes of Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, and Augustus"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biografieën (vorm)
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Harrill, James Albert, 1963-
Paul the Apostle.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012016337
(OCoLC)794037184
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Albert Harrill
ISBN: 9781139568784 1139568787 9781139049511 1139049518
OCLC Number: 812911618
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; PAUL THE APOSTLE: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES AND BOXES; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1. THIS BOOK IS NOT A TRADITIONAL BIOGRAPHY; 2. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIMARY SOURCES AND SECONDARY SOURCES; Acts of the Apostles: A Secondary Source for the Historical Paul; 3. PAUL'S AUTHENTIC LETTERS; 1 Thessalonians (ca. 51); Galatians (ca. 54); 1 Corinthians (ca. 53/54); 2 Corinthians (ca. 54-56); Philippians (ca. 56); Philemon (ca. 56); Romans (ca. 57); PART I: THE LIFE; 1 FROM PHARISEE TO APOSTLE; 1. BIRTH AND EDUCATION; The Pharisees. 2. THE EVENT AT DAMASCUSDiaspora Synagogues, Godfearers, and Jesus Followers; From Persecutor to Apostle; Flight from Damascus; 3. FACE-OFF IN JERUSALEM AND ANTIOCH; Jerusalem: Paul and the "Circumcision Faction"; Antioch: Paul's Face-Off with Peter; 2 COMMUNITIES IN THE MAKING; 1. PAULS TRAVELS; 2. THE WORKSHOP CONTEXT OF PAUL'S MINISTRY; 3. THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF PAULS NEW CONVERTS; 4. THE CHALLENGE OF "ANOTHER" GOSPEL; 5. PAUL'S QUARRELSOME CONVERTS; Humiliation at Corinth and Paul at War; Imprisonment "for the Gospel." 5. THE COLLECTION: PAUL'S CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE AEGEAN MISSION. WHAT'S NEXT?Paul's Final Days: A Likely Violent Death; 6. WRAPPING UP THE HISTORICAL PAUL; 3 PAUL'S LIFE IN ITS ROMAN CONTEXT; 1. ROMAN CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM; 2. PAUL'S LANGUAGE OF AUTHORITY: A ROMAN DISCOURSE; 3. PAUL'S JEWISH APOCALYPTICISM IN ITS ROMAN CONTEXT; 4. PAUL LIVING WITHIN ROMAN AUTHORITY; PART II: THE LEGEND; 4 COMPETING STORIES ABOUT PAUL IN LATE ANTIQUITY; 1. PAUL THE ROMAN HERO: CHRISTIANS AS MODEL IMPERIAL CITIZENS; The Acts of the Apostles (ca. 95-115); "The Martyrdom of Paul" (ca. 190). "The Correspondence of Paul and Seneca" (Fourth Century)The New Star: Paul's Martyr Cult at Rome (Fourth Century); 2. PAUL THE SEXUAL ROLE MODEL: ASCETIC OR FAMILY MAN?; "The Acts of Paul and Thecla" (Second Century); The "Pauline School": Colossians (ca. 65-75), Ephesians (ca. 80), and the Pastoral Epistles (ca. 95-125); 3. PAUL THE DECEIVER: CONTINUING CRITICISM OF THE APOSTLE; The Apostle of Satan; Paul the Contradiction and Mad Magician: Pagans Strike Back; 5 PAUL THE SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY: Contradictory Discourses. 1. THE PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES OF PAUL'S LETTERS COLLECTED INTO A SINGLE CORPUS2. MARCION AND VALENTINUS: TWO PAULINE RIVALS AT ROME; The Gnostics and Valentinus; 3. IRENAEUS OF LYONS: THE RULE OF FAITH AND AN UNORIGINAL PAUL; 4. ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA: THE HISTORICAL PAUL REAPPEARS; 5. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: PAULINE INCONSISTENCY AS THE WISE PHYSICIAN; 6 HOW THE WEST GOT PAUL WRONG; 1. THE APOSTLE OF LIGHT: A MANICHAEAN PAUL; 2. LOST IN TRANSLATION: THE FIRST LATIN COMMENTARIES ON PAUL; 3. THE APOSTLE OF FREE WILL: PELAGIUS'S PAUL.
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