skip to content
Paul : the mind of the Apostle Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Paul : the mind of the Apostle

Author: A N Wilson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
As A.N. Wilson, biographer of Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, and Jesus, makes clear in this astonishing and gripping narrative, Christianity without Paul is quite literally nothing. Jesus, with the layers of exegesis, scholarship, and ceremony stripped away, is a Jew, a fastidious and fervent Jew, who would lead his followers into a stricter, purer observance of Judaism. It is Paul who will claim divinity for him, who will
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A N Wilson
ISBN: 0393040666 9780393040661 9780393317602 0393317609
OCLC Number: 35849092
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: 273 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Emperor Nero's legacy to the Christian church --
Saul of Tarsus --
Jerusalem --
Conversion --
Paul in Arabia : the silent years --
The church of Rome --
Antioch --
Antioch vs. Jerusalem --
Paul in Europe --
Corinth --
Ephesus --
Last journey to Jerusalem --
Caesarea --
I appeal unto Caesar --
The school of Paul --
The voyage to Rome.
Responsibility: A.N. Wilson.

Abstract:

As A.N. Wilson, biographer of Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, and Jesus, makes clear in this astonishing and gripping narrative, Christianity without Paul is quite literally nothing. Jesus, with the layers of exegesis, scholarship, and ceremony stripped away, is a Jew, a fastidious and fervent Jew, who would lead his followers into a stricter, purer observance of Judaism. It is Paul who will claim divinity for him, who will transform him into the Messiah, center of an entirely.

New religion. In Wilson's deft and psychologically astute narrative, we see Paul negotiating the dangerous political currents of the Roman Empire; traveling everywhere; making converts; writing the great epistles that define our understanding of Christ and the sublime paradoxes of his teaching; defusing the natural antagonism of the supreme temporal power to this dangerous spiritual force, Christianity, which would in time consume that empire from within. What drove.

Paul? What fueled this act of inspired creativity? What would he think of what his church has become? The answers lie in Wilson's extraordinary biography, which lays bare the psychological journey of Christianity's true inventor.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35849092>
library:oclcnum"35849092"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/35849092>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st American ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1997"
schema:description"The Emperor Nero's legacy to the Christian church -- Saul of Tarsus -- Jerusalem -- Conversion -- Paul in Arabia : the silent years -- The church of Rome -- Antioch -- Antioch vs. Jerusalem -- Paul in Europe -- Corinth -- Ephesus -- Last journey to Jerusalem -- Caesarea -- I appeal unto Caesar -- The school of Paul -- The voyage to Rome."@en
schema:description"New religion. In Wilson's deft and psychologically astute narrative, we see Paul negotiating the dangerous political currents of the Roman Empire; traveling everywhere; making converts; writing the great epistles that define our understanding of Christ and the sublime paradoxes of his teaching; defusing the natural antagonism of the supreme temporal power to this dangerous spiritual force, Christianity, which would in time consume that empire from within. What drove."@en
schema:description"Paul? What fueled this act of inspired creativity? What would he think of what his church has become? The answers lie in Wilson's extraordinary biography, which lays bare the psychological journey of Christianity's true inventor."@en
schema:description"As A.N. Wilson, biographer of Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, and Jesus, makes clear in this astonishing and gripping narrative, Christianity without Paul is quite literally nothing. Jesus, with the layers of exegesis, scholarship, and ceremony stripped away, is a Jew, a fastidious and fervent Jew, who would lead his followers into a stricter, purer observance of Judaism. It is Paul who will claim divinity for him, who will transform him into the Messiah, center of an entirely."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/35205328>
schema:genre"Biography."@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Paul : the mind of the Apostle"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.