Paul Behaving Badly

$22.00

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not just in the ways we might think. Take another look at Paul and see why this “worst of sinners” dares to say, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

Description

SKU (ISBN): 9780830844722
Editor: E. Randolph Richards | Editor: Brandon O’Brien
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2016
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Paul Behaving Badly”

Your email address will not be published.