Paul : the apostle's life, letters, and thought / E.P. Sanders.Publication details: Mineeapolis : Fortress Press, ©2015Description: xxxv, 862 p. : c. geogr. ; 23 cmISBN: 1506404979; 9781506404974Subject(s): Paulus, santo, apostoloDDC classification: 225.92
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Part I: Paul's life. Overview -- Paul before his call to be an apostle -- Paul the apostle of Christ to the Gentiles -- Travel, letters, people, money -- part II: The letters. The collection, publication, and dates of the letters -- On reading Paul's letters: introductory remarks -- 1 Thessalonians, part 1: a tutorial on analyzing Paul's letters -- 1 Thessalonians, Part 2: main topics -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 1: introduction and sequence of events and letters -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 2: spiritual gifts, behavior at church meetins, marriage, and some sexual topics -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 3: the Lord's Supper and food offered to idols -- The Corthinian correspondence, part 4: vice lists and homosexual activity -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 5: resurrection and the future in 1 Corinthians 15 and related passages -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 6: resurrection and the future in 2 Corinthians 3-5 and later letters -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 7: the collection for Jerusalem -- Galatians, part 1: introduction -- Galatians, part 2: the crisis in Galatia and the beginning of Paul's response -- Galatians, part 3: Paul's main argument -- Galatians, part 4: Further arguments and concluding remarks -- Philippians -- Romans, part 1: introduction: the universal human plight and its solution -- Romans, part 2: the two dispensations, God's righteousness, and the fate of Israel -- Romans, part 3: food and days -- Appendix I: Homosexual practices in Greece and Rome -- Appendix II: Where was Galatia? Who were the Galatians?
Decades after setting the study of Paul on a profoundly new footing with Paul and Palestinian Judaism (Fortress Press, 1977), E.P. Sanders now offers an expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship in language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. Always careful to distinguish what we can know historically from what we may only conjecture, and these from dogmatically driven misrepresentations, Sanders sketches a fresh picture of the apostle as an ardent defender of his own convictions, ever ready to craft the sorts of arguments that now fill his letters but--as Sanders carefully argues--were not the basis for his own beliefs and attitudes. He also gives sustained attention to a historical sketch of Paul's context, particularly Second Temple Judaism, in order to set comparisons of Paul and that context on solid ground. Here are familiar themes from Sanders's earlier work--the importance of works in Paul's thought, the relationship of "plight" and "solution"--In a presentation that reveals a career's reflection, along with new thinking regarding development in Paul's thought. All of the letters are carefully introduced in a text that will prove a worthy guide to the student and interested reader.