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Paul: A Biography

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Author: Wright, N. T.

Brand: HarperOne

Edition: 1st Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 27-02-2018

Details: Product Description In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world. For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church’s most widely cited saints. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. T. Wright argues that Bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Paul’s letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the man’s life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved. To Wright, "The problem is that Paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together." Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage. Giving us a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, Wright provides greater clarity of the apostle’s writings, thoughts, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way. Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle’s greater role in Christian history—as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished—and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history. Review “A fresh look at the Jewish heritage and the essential place in Christian history of the man converted on the road to Damascus.” -- Tampa Bay Times “NT Wright takes the most controversial and influential author of scripture and does something remarkable: he humanizes Paul. I was hooked from the first page.” -- Mike McHargue, author of Finding God in the Waves as co-host of The Liturgists Podcast “A very deep dive into Paul. Professor Wright has such a gift in taking truth and presenting it [so] it just comes alive. I can’t say enough about it. I love the book” -- Relevant Radio “Brings alive not only Paul but also the communities where he formed churches and the religious ideas swirling around them. . . . This highly readable volume gives those interested in biblical history something to argue about and plenty to ponder.” -- Booklist (starred review) “The great N.T. Wright [offers] this grand biography of Paul. An exciting book.” -- The Eric Metaxas Show “The life of one of Christianity’s founders is told by renowned biblical scholar N.T. Wright, who believes that in focusing on Paul’s letters and theology, scholars and pastors have not considered Paul as a person and in the context of his times.” -- Publishers Weekly “As lucid as it is salient, this book is a must-read for all readers of the New Testament and all interpreters of early Christianity.” -- Paul N. Anderson, author of From Crisis to Christ “Substantive yet accessible, Paul provides a 432-page exploration of the Apostle’s beginnings, his missionary journeys, his struggles and passion, and much more.” -- The Christian Post “A compelling, erudite, and readable biography of the most seminal Christian theologian by one of today’s most celebrated Paul interpreters.” -- Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University and author of Flourishing “The most winsome feature is the way Wright paints Paul as a . . . three-dimensional, many-sided, complicated human being. Paul: A Biography is a bright, provocative, imaginative, and often brilliant book.” -- The Gospel Coalition From the Back Cover For centuries, Paul, the apostle who “saw the light on the Road to Damascus” and changed dramatically from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Jesus, has been on

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches

Languages: English