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Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in their Roman Context (Paperback)
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Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in their Roman Context (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 28/09/2012
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This book is a controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along with the likes of Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Augustus. It first provides a critical reassessment of the apostle's life in its historical context that focuses on Paul's discourse of authority, which was both representative of its Roman context and provocative to his rivals within Roman society. It then considers the legend that developed around Paul as the history of his life was elaborated and embellished by later interpreters, creating legends that characterized the apostle variously as a model citizen, an imperial hero, a sexual role model, an object of derision and someone to quote from. It is precisely this rewriting of Paul's history into legend that makes the apostle a key transformative figure of classical antiquity.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521757805
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Harrill's book would serve well as a scholarly and accessible introduction to Paul and the Pauline tradition, especially for courses on the New Testament and early Christianity.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'This is one of the very best books to appear that situates Paul's ministry in its historical context with subtlety and rigor across many disciplines of Pauline studies. This rich and lucid book will be a resource for graduate and undergraduate libraries alike. Indeed, Harrill is at his best conducting interdisciplinary research into the contexts of the early Jesus movement.' Review of Biblical Literature
''That Saint Paul. ... He's the one who makes all the trouble.' Anyone who wants to understand that trouble would do well to take up this book, and anyone charged with teaching a course on the troublesome apostle will find it made for this purpose. That the author chooses this line from Hemingway for an epigraph tells us that he, too, wants to stir up a bit of creative trouble, in the classroom and in academic discourse about Paul.' Wayne Meeks, Church History
'In this accessible and engaging introduction, Harrill brings his expertise in social history to bear on Paul's life and legacy ... the book contains numerous insights that will be of interest to university students and scholars alike.' John K. Goodrich, Religious Studies Review

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