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    In Search of Paul: The New Quest to Understand His World and Words (Hardback) By (author) John Dominic Crossan, By (author) Jonathan L Reed


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    Description"With dusty, tired, much-traveled Paul came Rome's most dangerous opponent,not legions but ideas, not an alternative force but an alternative faith. Paul too proclaimed one who was Lord, Savior, Redeemer, and Liberator. He announced one who was Divine, Son of God, God, and God from God. But Paul's new divinity was Christ, not Caesar. His was a radically divergent but equally global theology." -- from the Prologue Many theories exist about who Paul was, what he believed, and what role he played in the origins of Christianity. Using archaeological and textual evidence, and taking advantage of recent major discoveries in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Syria, John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed show that Paul was a fallible but dedicated successor to Jesus, carrying on Jesus's mission of inaugurating the Kingdom of God on earth in opposition to the reign of Rome. Against the concrete backdrop of first-century Greco-Roman and Jewish life, In Search of Paul reveals the work of Paul as never before, showing how and why the liberating messages and practices of equality, caring for the poor, and a just society under God's rules, not Rome's, were so appealing. Crossan and Reed's concise, engaging prose conjures up the complex and rich world of Paul's time, from the imperial intrigues of Rome to the theological infighting among Christian communities in Greece and Turkey to the beautiful landscapes and the cultural conflicts of the Middle East. The illustrations and short, rich, "you are there" descriptions help the reader to follow in the footsteps of Paul and, indeed, in the footsteps of Christianity.

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    In Search of Paul
    The New Quest to Understand His World and Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Dominic Crossan, By (author) Jonathan L Reed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060514570
    ISBN 10: 0060514574

    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 230
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: BS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13597010
    DC22: 225.9/2
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A17603000
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    LC classification: BS2506.3 .C76 2004
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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    Publication date
    15 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY