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Paul: Apostle to the Nations, An Introduction

Paul: Apostle to the Nations, An Introduction

Who was Paul? What did he do? What did he write? Walter F. Taylor Jr. sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best of recent social-scientific and cultural-anthropological thinking on Paul.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800632595
  • eBook ISBN 9781451424461
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 398
  • Textbook Survey Texts
  • Publication Date September 15, 2012



Part One: Who Was Paul and What Did He Do?
Introduction: Why Study Paul?
1. How Can We Study Paul?
2. What Sources Can We Use to Study Paul?
3. Who Was Paul?
4. What Did Paul Do?

Part Two: What Did Paul Write?
5. First Thessalonians: The End is Near
6. Galatians: Free To Be Children of God
7. First Corinthians: Life in the Body
8. Second Corinthians: Treasure in Clay Jars
9. Romans: God Justifies the Ungodly
10. Philippians: Citizenship in Heaven
11. Philemon: Life in the Christian Family
12. How Did People Develop What Paul Wrote?


"Professor Taylor has provided a clearly written and highly informative account of Paul's life, his world, and his letters. The presentation is well organized, comprehensive, and insightful, making the apostle and his work accessible to the reader. The book can be recommended highly for students and others who want a reliable guide to one of the most important figures and collections of New Testament writings at the dawn of Christian origins."
—Arland J. Hultgren
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
"This extremely well-written study combines an effective exposition of Paul's identity with an effective exposition of Paul's seven undisputed letters. Professor Taylor is remarkably sensitive to the Roman imperial context of Paul's ministry and the impact of Paul's Roman chains upon his letters to the Philippians and to Philemon."
Richard J. Cassidy
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan