Paul: A Critical Life
Here Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has no peer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives.Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul.The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches, which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts--and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into ahuman being.
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Unfortunately, I could not finish this book because of the treatment that the author made regarding Luke as a source of information for the life of Paul. While Jerome Murphy-O'Connor does a great job ... Read full review
Review: Paul: A Critical LifeUser Review - Ned - Goodreads
an empirical approach from Oxford. Sharp, imaginative without being creative. Throws out a lot of misconceptions because they're not historically sound or provable, but has a startling number of insights based on this very empirical method. Read full review
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Traditionally the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for biographies of the Apostle Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the ...
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JSTOR: Paul: A Critical Life
Paul: A Critical Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. xvi+416 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Jerome Murphy-O'Connor of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem has ...
sought to establish them in his 1996 book Paul: A Critical Life,. and seeks to infuse them with life. He does this by creating a ...
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H-Net Review: Maria Pascuzzi on Paul: His Story
In his previous volume, Paul: A Critical Life , J. Murphy-O'Connor elaborated his reconstruction of the chronology of Paul's life, his relations with the ...
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... His Skills," (1995) and "St. Paul. A Critical Life," (1996). Fr Murphy O'Connor has been published widely throughout the world in scholarly journals, ...
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Commonweal: Religion booknotes
In 1996, Jerome Murphy-O'Connor published his acclaimed Paul: A Critical Life. His latest book is less concerned with the writings of Paul than with the man ...
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Helen K. Bond. Pp. x, 220, Building on her Pontius Pilate in ...
In 1996, Jerome Murphy-O’Connor OP published Paul: A Critical Life, which has ... impelled to read also Paul: A Critical Life, and the work of other ...
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RL 408 Course Schedule
Elliott, Liberating Paul, ix–xi, 1–24; Meeks, The Writings of St. Paul, xiii–xvii, 273–319; Murphy-O’Connor, Paul: A Critical Life, v–vii, 1–51 ...
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[NT:PACL] Paul: A Critical Life, by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP, Oxford:1996. [NT:PAH]Paul and Hellenism, by Hyam Maccoby, SCM/Trinity:1991. ...
Journeys with an Apostle – Magical Mystery Tours - The road to Rome?
J. Murphy-O'Connor, Paul, A Critical Life (Clarendon, 1996) J. Murphy-O'Connor, Paul, His Story (Oxford, 2005) Daniel T. Unterbrink, Judas the Galilean ...