The Jew of Tarsus

An Unorthodox Portrait of Paul
Author: Hugh Joseph Schonfield
Publisher: N.A
Page: 255
View: 3571

The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination

A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations
Author: Daniel R. Langton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486322
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 1495
The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination is a pioneering multidisciplinary examination of Jewish perspectives on Paul of Tarsus. Here, the views of individual Jewish theologians, religious leaders, and biblical scholars of the last 150 years, together with artistic, literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytical approaches, are set alongside popular cultural attitudes. Few Jews, historically speaking, have engaged with the first-century Apostle to the Gentiles. The modern period has witnessed a burgeoning interest in this topic, however, with treatments reflecting profound concerns about the nature of Jewish authenticity and the developing intercourse between Jews and Christians. In exploring these issues, Jewish commentators have presented Paul in a number of apparently contradictory ways. The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination represents an important contribution to Jewish cultural studies and to the study of Jewish-Christian relations.

Chapters in a Life of Paul

Author: John Knox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865542815
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 492

Paul of Tarsus

A Visionary Life
Author: Edward Stourton
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587680327
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 215
View: 4755
Paul of Tarsus is widely regarded as the founder of organized Christianity. Edward Stourton's fascinating exploration of this historical figure and the land in which he lived involves both a first-hand account of the author's journey following in St. Paul's footsteps as well as reflections on Paul's life and his religious and political legacy. Difficult as it is to get behind the interpretations and embellishments to find the real man, it is clear that Paul's overwhelming influence lives on. He is responsible for some of the biggest controversies within Christianity, as well as between Christianity and Islam, and Christianity and Judaism. Stourton's detailed research and lively, enthusiastic writing style provide insights into the experiences, education, and background which helped to shape this most pragmatic and inspirational of biblical figures. The author develops St. Paul from a shadowy figure in the New Testament to a truly flesh and blood personality, and shows him to be as influential in shaping the cultural and political climate of our times as Jesus himself.

Hugh Schonfield

A Case Study of Complex Jewish Identities
Author: Owen Power
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620322676
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 9633
With this book, Owen Power offers the first full-length intellectual history of the thinker Hugh Schonfield (1901-1988). Power contextualises Schonfield and his work in the spheres of Jewish ideology and Messianic Jewish politics as a means to explain the complicated nature of Messianic Jewish identity. There are many problems in making sense of the varied claims made about the Jewishness of Jewish Believers in Jesus--as there is a striking lack of agreement as to their Jewish status among halakhic authorities--and there is no real consensus among Messianic Jews themselves in answering the question, "Who is a (Messianic) Jew?" On the other hand, the attitude of many Jewish commentators regarding Messianic Jews is that they are traitors and apostates pretending to be Jews--Christian missionaries hell-bent on enticing Jews from their communities to the welcoming embrace of the Church. Normative Jewish opinion tends to treat Jewish Believers in Jesus as a monolithic group and thus fails to recognise the wide range of groups and individuals who claim to be Messianic Jews, even if there is among them little consensus as to what such a label means. Schonfield's case both reinforces such convictions and problematizes them.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
Category: Bibles
Page: 96
View: 9008
Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Acts of Paul

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Author: Richard I. Pervo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087146X
Category: Religion
Page: 394
View: 2427
This is the most complete translation of the Acts of Paul in English, together with a detailed commentary. The orientation is primarily literary, with detailed attention to the history of composition and revision. Unlike many studies, this commentary does not focus upon the story of Thecla.

St. Paul

The Apostle We Love to Hate
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544617398
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 8667
A stirring account of the life of Paul, who brought Christianity to the Jews, by the most popular writer on religion in the English-speaking world, Karen Armstrong, author ofThe History of God, which has been translated into thirty languages


Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
Author: Elaine H. Pagels
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143121634
Category: Religion
Page: 244
View: 5504
Explores the New Testament book of Revelation in a historical first-century context, reinterpreting the book as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome that was subsequently adopted by early Christians as a weapon against heresy.

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Author: Franz Werfel
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567924077
Category: Fiction
Page: 893
View: 8810
The book that first drew America's attention to the Armenian Genocide, which began 100 years ago on April 24, 1915. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh is Franz Werfel's masterpiece, bringing him international acclaim and a BOMC Main Selection. First published in 1933, the chilling and riveting story takes place along the Anatolian coast in the mountain villages that chose to disobey the deportation order of the Turkish government, fearlessly repelling Turkish soldiers and police throughout the summer of 1915. Most significantly, it is the first book to deal seriously with "ethnic cleansing," an early clarion call that some heard but few heeded. This edition presents the first full English translation, with an introduction by Vartan Gregorian. In every sense, a true and thrilling novel.--The New York Times Book Review

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861085
Category: Bibles
Page: 48
View: 7561
Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

The Invention of the Jewish People

Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1844676234
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 8814
"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --

The Corinthian Body

Author: Dale B. Martin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300081725
Category: Religion
Page: 330
View: 1430
Annotation In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological viewpoints--including the role of rhetoric and philosophy in a hierarchical society, the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, prostitution, sexual desire and marriage, and the resurrection of the body. Book jacket.

Norwegian by Night

Author: Derek B. Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547934882
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8203
Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR “A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel. Spend some time with Sheldon and company in the Scandinavian wilderness and you just might make peace with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth. “This is one of the best books of the season, of any genre.” — Buffalo News “Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.” — Booklist (starred review) AN INDIE NEXT SELECTION

Proclaiming the Messiah

The Life and Letters of Paul of Tarsus, Envoy to the Nations
Author: Hugh J. Schonfield
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 245
View: 5053
The author provides evidence that Paul was not, as Christians claim, the founder of a new religion, but a Jewish mystic who believed in the coming of the Messiah, whom he saw in Jesus.

History of Jewish Christianity

Author: R' Yaakov Bar Yosef,H Schonfield
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329456408
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 531
Among histories of Christianity there has long existed a gap, which either has passed unnoticed or has been deemed of little consequence by Christian scholars. It is only where this gap is at its narrowest, in the early days of the Church, that any consideration has been paid to it, and then the treatment of the subject involved, the life and faith of primitive Jewish Christianity, has been of the most partial character. A common judgment has been expressed by the late Dr. Hort in his lectures on Judaistic Christianuy. He describes the Jewish Church as; “a natural product of the circumstances of the Apostolic Age, living on for some generations, and that probably not without times of revival, but becoming more and more evidently a futile anachronism as the main body of the Church grew up into a stately tree in the eyes of all men; and at length dying naturally away.”

Offering the Gospel ADAPANON

An interpretation and application of 1 Corinthians 9:18
Author: Johannes M. Wessels
Publisher: University of Bamberg Press
ISBN: 3863093402
Page: 326
View: 5454

The Gospel of John - Volume Two

The Original Version Restored and Translated
Author: James David Audlin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495225536
Category: Bibles
Page: 558
View: 4584
This is the only narrative ever written about Jesus by actual eyewitnesses: the Beloved Disciple, Jesus's wife Mary, and the gifted scholar-author John the Presbyter. It is also one of the world's greatest works of literature, modelled on classical Greek theatre and philosophy, but soaring above them in its own new genre. It was itself less successfully imitated later. The original work was never completed before the author was arrestedand sent into exile. For safekeeping, his friends sent the unfinished manuscript to far-away Pontus. But, even there, the hand of Rome nearly destroyed it. A foolish young man named Marcion rescued it, and had the sense to put it into the hands of the Presbyter's spiritual heirs, and they published it. While the manuscript languished in Pontus some pages got lost or disordered. And after publication various editors changed the manuscript again and again to suit the changing doctrines of the newly established Christian religion, even adding spurious new material. Simply put, the gospel as we have it today is a mess: a beautiful and inspiring mess, but a mess nonetheless. This translation undoes the damage to restore -- not the unfinished original text, but the masterpiece John the Presbyter sought to compose. By so doing we gain a sharply drawn first-hand account of Jesus. Here we encounter a vividly real man sent by God to urge humanity to accept God's will. He is described in a narrative set down before creeds and doctrines repackaged him as an incarnate deity. For a world that has replaced truth with lies, spirituality with commerce, and wisdom with hatred, this work gives us undiluted the sacred wisdom shared with us by a man many call the greatest who ever lived. Volume One contains the carefully restored text in English and Greek, and a history of how the gospel was written, nearly lost to the world several times, and finally published. Volume Two includes detailed commentaries that burnish this masterpiece for the modern reader.

Paul and the Salvation of Mankind

Author: Johannes Munck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780334012290
Category: Religion
Page: 351
View: 8336
... a penetrating study of the missionary strategy and ideas of the Apostle to the Gentiles. The author argues with great skill the thesis that St Paul was never opposed to Jerusalem or to a Judaising party inside the Primitive Church, but that all his work among the Gentiles had a thoroughly Jewish inspiration and was founded on loyalty to the Jewish tradition. Professor Munck may not always carry conviction, but his arguments deserve careful study and are a valuable corrective to theories which represent St Paul and his theology as independent of Christianity's historic roots in Jewish thought.' Church Times 'Here is a book fertile in ideas, which are strongly supported by careful scholarship and argued very persuasively. It has something illuminating to say about almost every Pauline epistle, and there are fine sections of detailed exposition. It presents a picture of Paul which may be a better pointer to the truth, even if some arguments must be seriously questioned, than the conventional representation. This is an important book for scholars and advanced students.' Methodist Recorder 'This is an important book to read and to read again, and to examine its conclusions from a fresh study of the text. The Preacher will gain a new vision of his vocation in a splendid paragraph on 'the trembling apostle' and will be set on fire for preaching by some of the exegesis which this book contains.' Manse Mail Johannes Munck, who died in 1965, was Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His classic study is now reissued after an absence of some years.

History's Greatest Lies

The Startling Truths Behind World Events our History Books Got Wrong
Author: William Weir
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 161673437X
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7532
The true stories behind historical events give readers a fascinating new look at our past. The revelations shock and amaze by exposing veiled motivations and convenient inaccuracies in well-documented actions by established leaders that often have a continuing effect on the world. Each of the fifteen chapters points out a myth that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the tale to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. For instance, did Nero really fiddle as Rome burned? Did Paul Revere actually alert the militia that the British were coming? Did the Catholic Church imprison Galileo because his teachings conflicted with the Bible? Weir takes on all these myths and tells the reader what really happened.