Scholarly Reconstruction of St. Paul and his times. The historical evidence

Author: Luibhéid, Colm
Year:2002
Pages:152
ISBN:0-7734-7279-7
978-0-7734-7279-2
Price:139.95
A reconstruction of the time when Paul was actually engaging in his missionary task. By clarifying the social and moral contexts of his letters, the author enables the reader to understand why certain doctrines are introduced in the first place.

Reviews

“He places Paul and his Letters clearly in their historical milieu. By clarifying the social and moral contexts of the letters, he enables the reader to understand why certain doctrines are introduced in the first place, why some aspects are stressed and why others are not. This approach also helps to distinguish the permanent from the impermanent in Paul’s doctrine and explains much that might seem obscure or odd by 21st century standards. . . . The book will appeal to specialist and non-specialist alike.” – Dr. John A. Madden

“. . . an imaginative and scholarly reconstruction of the time when Paul was actually engaging in his missionary task. Luibhéid carefully assesses the weight of evidence and uses all thirteen ‘Pauline’ Letters. . . . never pedantic or tedious, informed as it is by the author’s sensitivity and plain common sense. Luibhéid’s vast knowledge of the Greek and Roman world is reflected in his study . . . “ – Dr. Maeve C. O’Brien

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Foreword
1. An emphatic man
2. The letters as source material
3. Pneuma and Sarx
4. Interpreting Jesus
5. Righteousness, Faith and the Law
6. Christian Behavior
Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Indices