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Understanding Paul : The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans - Stephen Westerholm

Understanding Paul

The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780801027314
Number Of Pages: 166

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Two thousand years later, Paul attracts more attention than any other figure from antiquity besides one," writes Stephen Westerholm. Why the fascination with the apostle Paul? Westerholm explains that Paul remains such a compelling figure because he was "a man completely captivated by a particular way of looking at life."

Using the themes of the Epistle to the Romans, Westerholm helps readers understand the major components of Paul's vision of life. He delves into the writings of the Old Testament, explores their influence on Paul, and engages contemporary readers in a thought-provoking reconsideration of their own assumptions about faith, theology, and ethics.

This insightful introduction gives postmodern readers, especially those with little or no biblical background, a necessary big-picture look at Paul's view of reality.

Introductionp. 9
The Commission and Its Context (Romans 1:1-15)p. 15
Intuitions of Goodness--and Divine Tzedakah (Romans 1:16-17)p. 25
War against Goodness (Romans 1:18-32)p. 37
Israel Joins the Fray (Romans 2:1-3:20)p. 53
The Divine Counter (Romans 3:21-31)p. 65
Faith's Awakening (Romans 4:1-25)p. 77
Just Cause for Joy (Romans 5:1-11)p. 87
Freedom versus Freedom (Romans 5:12-6:23)p. 99
The Goals and Goodness of the Law (Romans 7:1-8:13)p. 111
At Home in the Cosmos (Romans 8:14-39)p. 125
The Triumph of God in History (Romans 9:1-11:36)p. 135
On Living the Good Life (Romans 12:1-16:27)p. 151
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780801027314
ISBN-10: 0801027314
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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