Thursday, 11 November 2010

PAUL AND THE REST - from Pharisee to prophet of Jesus

Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte is professor of New Testament at the Free University of Amsterdam. He has just published an important book on Paul. It is in Dutch, so for our English readers I make an English translation of the publication details:

Short description:
The Apostle Paul  remains a mystery
Title: PAUL AND THE REST - from Pharisee to prophet of Jesus.
in many ways. Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte presents him as a Hellenistic Jew who remained faithful to his Jewish principles, while proclaiming Jesus Christ as the center of God's dealings with man.Paul saw the Christ-movement as the faithful remnant of Israel, where non-Jews could form part of. It brought him often into conflict with his environment. And yet he proclaimed his dream: in Christ there is no difference between Jew and Greek, free and slave, husband and wife! Paul and the rest is not only a historical study, but also looks at the role Paul played in a number of modern philosophers.

* New, authoritative book on the 'enigmatic apostle'
* Paul through the eyes of 21st century philosophers and historians
* In conversation with among others Alain BadiouOrder the Dutch book here: 

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