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Bibil Identifier bibil:248253
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) An Anomalous Jew
Title (English, ) Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans
Author Bird, Michael F.
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 47410
Place 227.1.091
Publishing house William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan
ISBN 978-0-8028-6769-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
310 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Though Paul is often lauded as the first great Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion in the church, in his own time he was universally regarded as a strange and controversial person. In this book Pauline scholar Michael Bird explains why.
An Anomalous Jew presents the figure of Paul in all his complexity with his blend of common and controversial Jewish beliefs and a faith in Christ that brought him into conflict with the socio-religious scene around him. Bird elucidates how the apostle Paul was variously perceived — as a religious deviant by Jews, as a divisive figure by Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of dubious philosophy by Greeks, and as a dangerous troublemaker by the Romans. Readers of this book will better understand the truly anomalous shape of Paul's thinking and worldview.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul
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