Reading Paul (Cascade Companions) (Paperback)

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Reading Paul (Cascade Companions) (Paperback)

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In this new introduction to the Apostle Paul and his gospel, written especially for lay readers, for beginning students, and for those unsure about what to make of Paul, Michael J. Gorman takes the apostle seriously, as someone who speaks for God and to us. After an overview not only of Paul's radical transformation from persecutor to proclaimer but also of his letter-writing in the context of Paul's new mission, Reading Paul explores the central themes of the apostle's gospel: Gorman places special emphasis on the theopolitical character of Paul's gospel and on the themes of cross and resurrection, multiculturalism in the church, and peacemaking and nonviolence as the way of Christ according to Paul. Gorman also offers a distinctive interpretation of justification by faith as participation in Christ--an interpretation that challenges standard approaches to these Pauline themes. Reading Paul demonstrates that the apostle of faith, hope, and love speaks not only to our deepest spiritual needs but also to the challenging times in which we live.
Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has published several other books on Paul, including Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (2001) and Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (2004; 2nd. ed, 2017).
Product Details ISBN: 9781556351952
ISBN-10: 155635195X
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 206
Language: English
Series: Cascade Companions