Paul A Biography

Paul  A Biography

With this, we probe into a dark place in Paul's life, and perhaps a dark place in his heart and mind. Some have even suggested that his theological position changed radically as a result of these experiences.

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281078776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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‘A biography of St Paul by his greatest living interpreter: it is a dream come true. This is the book that I had always hoped Tom Wright might write, while doubting that he ever would. And now here it is – and, my goodness, it does not disappoint!’ Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic ‘In eloquent and inviting prose, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars retells the story behind the story, the story of the Apostle Paul whose letters have shaped so much of subsequent history. Drawing on his decades of acquaintance with Paul, both informed on other Pauline scholarship and ready to reread Paul independently where needed, Wright brings forth treasures both old and new. A master teacher here communicates Paul in language every reader can understand.’ Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky ‘Wright’s excellent book not only brings Paul to life but places that life in the complex and overlapping array of Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all set within the Roman empire. The result provides much to think about both for students of Paul and the early Christian communities of which he was so significant a founder and shaper, but also for anyone interested in the history of the first century of the Christian era.’ John Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh ‘An enthralling journey into the mind of Paul by one of the great theologians of our time, a work full of insight, depth and generosity of understanding.’ Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ‘Tom Wright is, as always, brilliant at distilling immense scholarship into vivid, clear and accessible form.’ Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul O Grady The Biography

Paul O Grady   The Biography

One of the staff there was a Canadian former police officer called Chad Rogers and while the group were talking they agreed that Chad might be ideally suited to help run Paul's life. After a lot more discussions he was offered the role ...

Author: Neil Simpson

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781843582410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Comedian, teatime talk show host and all-round entertainer, multi-award winning Paul O'Grady is one of the most popular figures on British television.But his real-life journey has been more dramatic than any of his on-stage stories.Born into a noisy Irish Catholic household in Birkenhead, Paul was always determined to live a colourful life. He was a boxing champion as a boy. He became a dad as a teenager. He has been a barman in a brothel and spent his first years in London working as a carer to some of the capital's most at-risk kids.In this, the first major biography of the star, Neil Simpson reveals the extraordinary highs and the terrible lows of Paul's life. He explains: how Lily Savage was born as a way to make more money - and help Paul take his mind off the horrors he saw every day as a social worker; how tough it was for the 'blonde bombsite from Birkenhead' to break into the entertainment mainstream; and, why Paul decided to risk everything by throwing off Lily's wig and carving out a new career as himself.The depression, the private grief and the near fatal heart attacks that struck as Paul re-invented himself as the funniest and most successful chat show host in the country. Frequently hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenchingly sad, Paul O'Grady has always lived his life on a rollercoaster of emotions. Today he is a proud grandfather, a multimillionaire and a man loved by millions of devoted fans. This is his incredible story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood

Like any good episode of the Bake Off, Paul's life continued to take a series of unexpected twists and turns. With all the ups and downs he had experienced in his personal life, he would inevitably have been on the lookout for some good ...

Author: Andrew Dagnell

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784187576

Category: Bakers

Page: 272

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Paul Hollywood is the charismatic face of Britain's most popular food show, wowing foodies with his consummate bakery skills and setting hearts aflutter with undeniable screen presence. This biography will give fans the inside story on the man himself.
Categories: Bakers

The Life of St Paul

The Life of St  Paul

This volume is fittingly a part of James Stalker's trilogy The Life of Jesus Christ, The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ, and The life of St. Paul, for the apostle Paul is the interpreter of the entire purpose of Christ's coming.

Author: James Stalker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310441816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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This volume is fittingly a part of James Stalker's trilogy The Life of Jesus Christ, The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ, and The life of St. Paul, for the apostle Paul is the interpreter of the entire purpose of Christ's coming. This book has been recognized by many as the leading popular biography of the greatest preacher of the Christian church. It is informative and heartwarming in its treatment of the life and ministry of Paul. Chapter titles include the following: - His Place in History - His Unconscious Preparation for His Work - His Conversion - His Gospel - The Work Awaiting the Worker - His Missionary Travels - Picture of a Pauline Church - His Great Controversy -- Hints for Teachers and Questions of Pupils conclude this work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Paul and His Letters

Paul and His Letters

of Paul.” A biography of the apostle is impossible. Our sources are too limited to compose one. We know virtually nothing of his birth and childhood. Reliable sources for Paul begin only with his persecution of the Christians and his ...

Author: John B. Polhill

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805410976

Category: Religion

Page: 493

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Except for Christ himself, no figure has been more influential in the history of Christianity than the apostle Paul. And yet his remarkable life remains shrouded in mystery. In this probing new book, John B. Polhill scrapes away the myths about this great man and uncovers the truth of his life and thought. Using Acts, the Pauline epistles, and reliable traditions from non-canonical sources, Polhill weaves together the remarkable story of Paul's transformation from persecutor to persecuted, producing a dynamic account of his entire ministry. By placing each of Paul's letters in its proper historical context, Polhill brings new light to these foundation stones of the Christian faith. He follows Paul from his early years in Tarsus and Jerusalem to his imprisonment and eventual martyrdom, painting a detailed, comprehensive portrait of Paul that will serve as an indispensable resource for students, teachers, and pastors alike.
Categories: Religion

The Pauline Book and the Dilemma of Ephesians

The Pauline Book and the Dilemma of Ephesians

Earlier works depend heavily on Acts, but in his seminal Chapters in a Life of Paul, John Knox insists on the letters' ... His later chapters, which garner little attention, offer precisely this—a biography ('The Man') derived from his ...

Author: Benjamin J. Petroelje

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567703767

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Benjamin J. Petroelje argues that how one reads Ephesians is a function of deeper questions about how to read the Pauline book. Petroelje suggests the contemporary consensus-that Ephesians depicts development of/away from the “real Paul”-is largely a construct of modern criticism, rooted in shifting strategies about how to read a letter collection that developed in the 19th-century. Using Ephesians 3:1-13 as a point of analysis, Petroelje theorizes that the text's “image of Paul” not only anticipates recent revisionist interpretations of Paul's Jewish identity and gentile gospel, but also holds together tensions in the collection itself surrounding these questions. By analysing ancient letter collections beside their own hermeneutical priorities, and applying this method to the late-antique and modern reception of the corpus Paulinum, Petroelje is able to historicize the origins of the split of Paul's corpus, revealing the constructed nature of the critical consensus on Ephesians and the effect that such modern reading strategies have on interpreting the letter. Urging a return to reading Ephesians alongside Pauline co-texts, Petroelje advocates for Ephesians as a crucial source for the study of Paul, whether Paul wrote it or not.
Categories: Religion

The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting

The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting

From this survey of similarities with other types of literature, it is instructive to observe how features of the Acts of Paul—its biographical interest in Paul, its use of erotic (or pseudo-erotic) narrative motifs, its delight in both ...

Author: Winter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467430869

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting includes fourteen chapters devoted to the literary framework that undergirds the Book of Acts. Topics include the text as historical monograph, ancient rhetoric and speeches, the Pauline corpus, biblical history, subsequent ecclesiastical histories, and modern literary method. All of these chapters arise out of a consultation by the project's scholars at Cambridge in March 1993.
Categories: Religion

The Christian World Around the New Testament

The Christian World Around the New Testament

The physical description of Paul does not make the Acts of Paul a biography . The use of erotic motifs does not make it a novel . But such elements have taken their place in a work hospitable to influence from a variety of genres .

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161533054

Category: Religion

Page: 772

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Most of these thirty-one essays by Richard Bauckham, a well-known New Testament scholar, were first published between 1979 and 2015 in journals and multi-authored volumes. Two are previously unpublished and one has not been published in English before. They range widely over early Christianity and early Christian literature in both the New Testament period and the early patristic period, reflecting the author's conviction that the historical study of early Christianity should not isolate the New Testament literature from other early Christian sources, such as the apostolic fathers and the Christian apocryphal literature. Some of the essays develop further the themes of the author's books on aspects of the Gospels, such as the intended audiences of the Gospels, the way in which Gospel traditions were transmitted, the role of the eyewitnesses in the origins of the Gospels, the importance of Papias's evidence about Gospel traditions, and the relationship between canonical and Gnostic Gospels. Some of the essays relate to important persons, such as Peter, Barnabas, Paul and James. These include a full investigation of the evidence for the martyrdom of Peter and an attempt to locate the estate of Publius where Paul stayed on Malta. There are studies of the Sabbath and the Lord's Day in both the New Testament and patristic periods. There are studies that survey most of the main categories of apocryphal Christian literature, including apocryphal Gospels and Acts, and with a special focus on the non-canonical apocalypses, such as the Apocalypse of Peter and the Latin Vision of Ezra.
Categories: Religion

Pastor Paul Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

Pastor Paul  Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

For the theme of God's glory in Paul's missionary practice see Brian S. Rosner, “The Glory of God in Paul's Missionary Theology and Practice,” in Burke and Rosner, Paul as Missionary, 158–68. 15. C. Kavin Rowe, One True Life: The Stoics ...

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781493420025

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Being a pastor is a complicated calling. Pastors are often pulled in multiple directions and must "become all things to all people" (1 Cor. 9:22). What does the New Testament say (or not say) about the pastoral calling? And what can we learn about it from the apostle Paul? According to popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight, pastoring must begin first and foremost with spiritual formation, which plays a vital role in the life and ministry of the pastor. As leaders, pastors both create and nurture culture in a church. The biblical vision for that culture is Christoformity, or Christlikeness. Grounding pastoral ministry in the pastoral praxis of the apostle Paul, McKnight shows that nurturing Christoformity was at the heart of the Pauline mission. The pastor's central calling, then, is to mediate Christ in everything. McKnight explores seven dimensions that illustrate this concept--friendship, siblings, generosity, storytelling, witness, subverting the world, and wisdom--as he calls pastors to be conformed to Christ and to nurture a culture of Christoformity in their churches.
Categories: Religion

The Life and Epistles of Saint Paul

The Life and Epistles of Saint Paul

St. Paul in the Agora . - The Areopagus . - Speech of St. Paul . - Departure from Athens . СНАРТЕR X. - - -- IN N the life of Apollonius of Tyana , ' there occurs a passage to the following effect : - " Having come to anchor in the ...

Author: William John Conybeare

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158002557394

Category: Bible

Page: 1034

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Categories: Bible