The Real Paul
Recovering his Radical Challenge
Bernard Brandon Scott
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A slow rumbling that has been building up among New Testament scholars for the past twenty years is only now beginning to make its effects felt on a more general public. A new Paul is beginning to emerge—one who differs from the Paul of Augustine and Luther, who is no friend to the traditional orthodoxy that has co-opted him for almost two thousand years.
To help us see Paul in this new way, Scott arrives at three conclusions argued step-by-step throughout the book: (1) Paul was called, (2) his concern was with the nations, and (3) he addresses particular situations, not a universal human condition.
The new Paul threatened Roman authorities with anti-imperial rhetoric, much of which is still operative today. Thus, the new Paul may prove an even more radical challenge to church and society than did the historical Jesus.
From Publishers Weekly
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