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Paul A Critical Life,9780192853424

Paul A Critical Life

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/3/1998
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

Here Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has nopeer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather thanobjective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul. The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches,which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts--and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into a human being.

Author Biography


Jerome Murphy-O'Connor is Professor of the New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem. He is a world expert on Paul, and a contributor both to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, and the forthcoming Oxford Bible Commentary.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xii
Abbreviations xiii
The Chronological Framework
1(31)
The Evidence from the Pauline Letters
1(7)
The Evidence from the Acts of the Apostles
8(16)
Developing a Chronology for Paul's Life
24(8)
Growing Up in Tarsus
32(20)
The City of Tarsus
33(2)
The Family of Paul
35(11)
Education
46(6)
A Pharisee in Jerusalem
52(19)
A Student in Jerusalem?
52(7)
Pharisaic Studies
59(3)
A Married Man
62(3)
Persecutor of the Church
65(6)
Conversion and its Consequences
71(31)
Conversion
72(9)
Arabia
81(4)
Damascus
85(5)
Jerusalem
90(5)
The Missing Years
95(7)
Learning with the Thessalonians
102(28)
Contacts with Thessalonica
104(10)
Thessalonica and its Christians
114(5)
Maintenance differs from Mission
119(11)
Meetings and Meals: Jerusalem and Antioch
130(28)
The Jerusalem Conference
131(7)
Why did James agree with Paul on Circumcision?
138(4)
The Agreement
142(2)
The Collection
144(2)
Antioch and its Jews
146(3)
The Problems of a Mixed Community
149(3)
The Law a Rival to Christ
152(2)
Pastoral Instruction
154(4)
The Years in Ephesus
158(27)
Two Journeys through Asia Minor to the West
159(7)
Ephesus
166(5)
The Founding of the Church
171(2)
Missionary Expansion
173(2)
Imprisonment
175(5)
The Date of Galatians
180(2)
An Ephesian Chronology
182(3)
Conflict in Galatia
185(26)
Galatia: Land and People
185(6)
Paul's Ministry in Galatia
191(2)
The Cause of the Crisis
193(6)
Paul's Response
199(12)
Partnership at Philippi
211(20)
Philippi
211(4)
A Series of Letters
215(5)
The Letter from Prison
220(8)
The Letter of Warning
228(3)
Contemplation at Colossae
231(21)
The Lycus Valley
231(3)
Missionary Strategy
234(3)
Paul's Apostolic Office
237(3)
The Cosmic Christ
240(7)
Eschatology and Ethics
247(1)
The Household Code
248(2)
Did Paul visit Colossae?
250(2)
Confusion at Corinth
252(39)
Letters to Corinth
252(4)
The Road from Athens to the Isthmus
256(3)
The Narrative of Acts
259(6)
The Evangelization of Corinth
265(8)
A Turbulent Community
273(5)
Contacts with Corinth
278(2)
The Kaleidoscope Letter
280(11)
Corinth in Crisis
291(32)
An Unplanned Visit
291(6)
The Painful Letter
297(1)
Departure for Troas
298(3)
The Report of Titus
301(7)
Winter in Macedonia
308(6)
Plans for the Collection
314(2)
Once Again a Missionary
316(1)
Bad News from Corinth
317(6)
Looking Westward
323(18)
The Textual Problems of Romans
324(4)
Planning for the Future
328(4)
The Writing of the Letter to the Romans
332(9)
The Last Years
341(31)
An Uncertain Future
341(2)
A Farewell Circuit of the Aegean Sea
343(4)
Paul's Reception in Jerusalem
347(4)
A Roman Prisoner
351(5)
The Pastoral Letters
356(3)
Rome and Spain
359(4)
Once More the Aegean
363(1)
The Problem of Timothy
364(2)
What did the Future Hold?
366(2)
Martyrdom
368(4)
Bibliography 372(38)
Index of Passages Cited:
I: Old Testament
396(1)
II: New Testament
397(8)
III: Jewish Writings
405(2)
IV: Christian Writings
407(1)
V: Classical Authors
407(3)
General Index 410

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