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Paul By Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)

Paul
by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)

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Drawing from many textual, historical, and archaeological details, this biography of Paul shows him as a flawed but undefeated hero. Paul's travels and mission are put into a plausible biographical context, and it gives different insights into his personality to provide a key to understanding his theological ideas.
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Paul: His Story by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)

For someone who has exercised such a profound influence on Christian theology, Paul remains a shadowy figure behind the barrier of his complicated and difficult biblical letters. Debates about his meaning have deflected attention from his personality, yet his personality is an important key to understanding his theological ideas. This book redresses the balance. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's disciplined imagination, nourished by a lifetime of research, shapes numerous textual, historical, and archaeological details into a colourful and enjoyable story of which Paul is the flawed but undefeated hero. This chronological narrative offers new insights into Paul's intellectual, emotional, and religious development and puts his travels, mission, and theological ideas into a plausible biographical context. As he changes from an assimilated Jewish teenager in Tarsus to a competitive Pharisee in Jerusalem and then to a driven missionary of Christ, the sometimes contradictory components of Paul's complex personality emerge from the way he interacts with people and problems. His theology was forged in dialogue and becomes more intelligible as our appreciation of his person deepens. In Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's engaging biography, the Apostle comes to life as a complex, intensely human individual.

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Paul Reviews


a very readable, lively, and engaging story * The Journal of Theological Studies *
'...combines depth of learning with wonderful evocations f past times and places, and brings Paul in all his contradictions and complexities convincingly alive.' * Susan Hill, The Spectator *

About Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)


Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP was born in Cork, Ireland, and educated at the Christian Brothers College, Cork, and Castleknock College, Dublin. He entered the Irish Province of the Dominican order in September 1953 and, after studies at the the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1960. After he completed his doctorate, he researched the Dead Sea Scrolls at Heidelberg University, Germany, and New Testament theology at Tubingen University, Germany. Since 1967 he has been based at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem, where he is Professor of New Testament.

Table of Contents


1. The Early Years ; 2. Conversion and its Consequences ; 3. Apprenticeship in Antioch ; 4. A Journey into Europe ; 5. South to Achaia ; 6. Antioch and Jerusalem ; 7. The First Year in Ephesus ; 8. The Second Year in Ephesus ; 9. Conversations with Corinth ; 10. Macedonia and Illyricum ; 11. Farewell to the East ; 12. The Final Years

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Paul: His Story by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2005-09-15
280
0199283842
9780199283842
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