What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1997 - Religion - 192 pages
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"Recently, A. N. Wilson has claimed to show that it was Paul, not Jesus, who founded Christianity. But how does this thesis, which in various forms has been debated for over a century, stand up? In What Saint Paul Really Said, N. T. Wright - a world authority on the life and letters of Paul - leads readers through the current scholarly discussion of Paul and gives a devastating critique of views like Wilson's, showing that they fail to take account of all the evidence. Paul was not the "founder of Christianity" but, rather, the faithful witness and herald of Jesus Christ."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Review: What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?

User Review  - Kory Eastvold - Goodreads

A good introduction to Pauline debates, but not a very good introduction to Paul's letters. This is best read in tandem with something like John Polhill's Paul and His Letters. Read full review

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User Review  - Grant Robertson - Goodreads

NT Wright employs the New Perspective on Paul to address anachronisms of post-Lutheran Pauline exegesis. Paul's letters were not polemics against proto-Pelagians but rather a radical re-examination of ... Read full review

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N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of Surprised by Scripture, The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament.

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