By Michael F. Bird

ISBN-10: 0802867693

ISBN-13: 9780802867698

Lively, well-informed portrait of the complicated determine who was once the apostle Paul
notwithstanding Paul is frequently lauded because the first nice Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion within the church, in his personal time he was once universally considered as a wierd and arguable individual. during this booklet Pauline student Michael chicken explains why.
An Anomalous Jew offers the determine of Paul in all his complexity together with his mix of universal and arguable Jewish ideals and a religion in Christ that introduced him into clash with the socio-religious scene round him. fowl elucidates how the apostle Paul used to be variously perceived — as a non secular deviant through Jews, as a divisive determine by means of Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of doubtful philosophy by means of Greeks, and as a perilous troublemaker by means of the Romans. Readers of this e-book will greater comprehend the actually anomalous form of Paul’s pondering and worldview.

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