By Michael F. Bird
even though Paul is frequently lauded because the first nice Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion within the church, in his personal time he used to be universally considered as a wierd and arguable individual. during this booklet Pauline student Michael chicken explains why.
An Anomalous Jew provides the determine of Paul in all his complexity together with his mix of universal and debatable Jewish ideals and a religion in Christ that introduced him into clash with the socio-religious scene round him. poultry elucidates how the apostle Paul was once variously perceived — as a spiritual deviant through Jews, as a divisive determine by way of Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of doubtful philosophy through Greeks, and as a perilous troublemaker through the Romans. Readers of this booklet will higher comprehend the really anomalous form of Paul’s considering and worldview.
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An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans by Michael F. Bird