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

Author: James Albert Harrill
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2012016337
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Albert Harrill
ISBN: 1139572342 9781139572347
OCLC Number: 815621151
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Life: 1. From Pharisee to Apostle; 2. Communities in the making; 3. Paul's life in its Roman context; Part II. The Legend: 4. Competing stories about Paul in Late Antiquity; 5. Paul the scriptural authority: contradictory discourses; 6. How the West got Paul wrong; Conclusion: going beyond the epitaph.
Responsibility: J. Albert Harrill.

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'Harrill's book would serve well as a scholarly and accessible introduction to Paul and the Pauline tradition, especially for courses on the New Testament and early Christianity.' Bryn Mawr Classical Read more...

 
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