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    DescriptionHere Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has no peer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul. The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches, which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts-and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into a human being.

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    A Critical Life
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    By (author) Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192853424
    ISBN 10: 0192853422

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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
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    1 halftone, line drawings
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    03 September 1998
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    Author Information
    Jerome Murphy-O'Connor is Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem.
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