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Paul: A Man of Two Worlds
C. J. den Heyer
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The apostle Paul is a controversial figure, both admired and reviled. His letters have influenced creeds and dogmatic statements, but he is also accused of turning the "simple" gospel that Jesus preached into a complex dogmatic system. Furthermore, on the authority of Paul, women have been given second place in church and society for many centuries. The "apostle to the Gentiles" has sometimes been a source of inspiration, but he has more often than not been a stumbling block when Jews and Christians meet.
This book tackles all of these and other issues surrounding Paul and presents him for the widest possible audience. With his enviable gift for clear and popular writing, C. J. den Heyer here takes on a particularly difficult task and shows great mastery in offering a detailed portrait of one of the most controversial figures in the ancient world.
...clear, concise...This is an excellent book for the church library, for Sunday school teachers, and pastors.
—Harold D. Lehman, reviewing for Provident Bookfinder, Jan/Feb 2001
... engaging and thought-provoking… consider afresh the theological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped and defined the apostle and his ministry.
—Michael Barram, reviewing for Interpretation, April 2001
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About the Author
C. J. den Heyer is Professor of New Testament at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.
Table of Contents
The `historical' Paul
The life of Paul. Biographical information
From persecutor to preacher
Between Damascus and Antioch
It began in Antioch
The first letter to the Thessalonians
Correspondence with the community in Corinth (I)
The first letter to the community in Philippi
Letter to Philemon
Correspondence with the community in Corinth (II)
The second letter to the community of Philippi
The letter to the Galatians
The letter to the community in Rome
Index of biblical references
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