What Paul Meant

What Paul Meant

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"If you think you knew Paul, get ready to have all sorts of cherished preconceptions exhilaratingly stripped away. If you've ever been vaguely curious, there is no finer introduction." (Los Angeles Times) Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.

In his New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant and What the Gospels Meant, Garry Wills offers fresh and incisive readings of Jesus' teachings and the four gospels. Here Wills turns to Paul the Apostle, whose writings have provoked controversy throughout Christian history. Upending many common assumptions, Wills argues eloquently that Paul's teachings are not opposed to Jesus' message. Rather, the best way to know Jesus is to discover Paul. In this stimulating and masterly analysis, Wills illuminates how Paul, writing on the road and in the heat of the moment, and often in the midst of controversy, galvanized a movement and offers us the best reflection of those early times.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 193 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143112635
  • 9780143112631
  • 392,177

Review quote

"A vital study of the earliest voice in the New Testament." -Jon Meacham, editor of "Newsweek"

"[A] bracing book of spiritual commentary [by] one of this country's leading public intellectuals and American Catholicism's most formidable lay scholar."
-"Los Angeles Times"

"The best description of how the Jesus movement emerged."
-Andrew M. Greeley, author of "The Catholic Revolution"

"A string of arresting insights and original formulations . . . a tour-de-force revision of what we thought we knew about the apostle who helped give the Christian faith its distinctive shape."
-Slate.com
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About Garry Wills

Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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