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The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

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Publisher Comments:

Paul is second only to Jesus as the most important person in the birth of Christianity, and yet he continues to be controversial, even among Christians. How could the letters of Paul be used both to inspire radical grace and to endorse systems of oppression—condoning slavery, subordinating women, and condemning homosexual behavior? Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan use the best of biblical and historical scholarship to explain the reasons for Paul's mixed reputation and reveal to us what scholars have known for decades: that the later letters of Paul were created by the early church to dilute Paul's egalitarian message and transform him into something more "acceptable." They argue that there are actually "Three Pauls" in the New Testament: "The Radical Paul" (of the seven genuine letters), "The Conservative Paul" (of the three disputed epistles), and "The Reactionary Paul" (of the three inauthentic letters). By closely examining this progression of Paul's letters—from the authentic to the inauthentic—the authors show how the apostle was slowly but steadily "deradicalized" to fit Roman social norms in regards to slavery, patriarchy, and patronage. In truth, Paul was an appealing apostle of Jesus whose vision of life "in Christ"—one of his favored phrases—is remarkably faithful to the message of Jesus himself.

Synopsis:

Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, bestselling authors of The Last Week and The First Christmas, join once again to present a new understanding of early Christianity—this time to reveal a radical Paul who has been suppressed by the church.

About the Author

John Dominic Crossan is an Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of several bestselling books, including "God and Empire, "" The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Birth of Christianity", and "Who Killed Jesus?" He lives in Minneola, Florida.
Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400112562
Subtitle:
Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Foster, Mel
Read:
Foster, Mel
Narrated:
Foster, Mel
Author:
Foster, Mel
Author:
Borg, Marcus J.
Author:
Crossan, John Dominic
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Paul's Letters
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090611
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
480

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Religion » Spirituality
Religion » Christianity » Bible Studies » Paul's Letters
Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism

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"Synopsis" by , Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, bestselling authors of The Last Week and The First Christmas, join once again to present a new understanding of early Christianity—this time to reveal a radical Paul who has been suppressed by the church.
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