Paul by Paula Fredriksen audiobook

Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

By Paula Fredriksen
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Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history's closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, one Jewish, one pagan. The first was incandescent with apocalyptic hopes, expecting God through his messiah to fulfill his ancient promises of redemption to Israel. The second teemed with ancient actors, not only human but also divine: angry superhuman forces, jealous demons, and hostile cosmic gods. Both worlds are Paul's, and his convictions about the first shaped his actions in the second. Only by situating Paul within this charged social context of gods and humans, pagans and Jews, cities, synagogues, and competing Christ-following assemblies can we begin to understand his mission and message. This original and provocative book offers a dramatically new perspective on one of history's seminal figures.

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Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history's closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, one Jewish, one pagan. The first was incandescent with apocalyptic hopes, expecting God through his messiah to fulfill his ancient promises of redemption to Israel. The second teemed with ancient actors, not only human but also divine: angry superhuman forces, jealous demons, and hostile cosmic gods. Both worlds are Paul's, and his convictions about the first shaped his actions in the second.

Only by situating Paul within this charged social context of gods and humans, pagans and Jews, cities, synagogues, and competing Christ-following assemblies can we begin to understand his mission and message. This original and provocative book offers a dramatically new perspective on one of history's seminal figures.

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Editorial Reviews

Brilliant, elegant, and important--this volume reshapes an entire field of study. Here stands the finest history of the Apostle Paul to appear in generations. J. Albert Harrill, The Ohio State University

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Author Bio: Paula Fredriksen

Author Bio: Paula Fredriksen

Paula Fredriksen is the Aurelio Professor of Scripture Emerita at Boston University and distinguished visiting professor of comparative religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She divides her time between Boston and Jerusalem.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 8.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English