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The World of Saint Paul

eBook (PDF), 334 Pages
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The book deals with Paul's personality, with the major events of his time, and with his contacts with important people of the Roman Empire, such as the Roman officials in Palestine, Governor Gallio in Corinth, the philosopher Seneca, and with the Emperor Nero. The narrative, designed for the general reader, presents Paul not as a distant saint on a pedestal, but, realistically and appreciatively, as a vital and seminal personality. The book incorporates the opinions of various schools but also debunks some legends and long-held textbook views. Rome is shown as a ruthless modern totalitarian state. The Jews are shown as a surprisingly major and popular minority in the Empire until the Revolt in Jerusalem changed their fate. Paul's influence is seen in a novel way: not spreading the faith among the lower classes, but preaching to well-educated Gentiles who attended the Jewish synagogues and were well acquainted with Judaism; these Gentiles, in turn, radiated the new Christian faith into... More > pagan society.< Less
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  • By Michael Paul Burns
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Pauline scholarship" This book deserves a wide audience: It is amazingly informative, and beautifully written in a style that makes for easy reading. Mr Fetler's knowledge of his subject is obvious and profound; the one lack is footnotes and references; perhaps not a problem for the general reader, though the occasional reference would be helpful; but the specialist might find it a negative feature.
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Product Details

Publisher
Mark Fetler
Published
October 1, 2011
Language
English
Pages
334
File Format
PDF
File Size
869.6 KB

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