The Making of Paul: Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity

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Fortress Press - Religion - 376 pages
The influence of the apostle Paul in early Christianity goes far beyond the reach of the seven genuine letters he wrote to early assemblies; Paul was reveredand fiercely opposedin an even larger number of letters penned in his name, and in narratives told about him and against him, that were included in our New Testament and, far more often, treasured and circulated outside it. Richard Pervo provides an illuminating and comprehensive survey of the legacy of Paul and the various ways he was remembered, honored, and vilified in the early churches.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PAUL BECOMES A BOOK
23
THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHIC PAULINE LETTERS
63
PAUL AND THE EPISTOLARY TRADITION IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY
119
PAUL IN NARRATIVE
149
OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF ANTIPAULINISM
187
PAUL AS AN OBJECT OF INTERPRETATION MARCION TO IRENAUES
199
CONCLUSION
229
A PAULINE FAMILY TREE
241
ABBREVIATIONS
245
BIBLIOGRAPHY
251
NOTES
283
INDEX OF PRIMARY SOURCES
359
INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS
371
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