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Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters and Thought
Sanders, E. P.

London: SCM, 2016 pp. xxxv + 862. £35.00

Description: The Apostle Paul is the author of almost half of the New Testament and one of Christianity's key theologians. In this new and ground-breaking book, E. P. Sanders offers an expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship using language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. As well as giving a detailed study of the life of Paul and an close reading of Paul's letters he offers profound and wide-ranging insights into the legacy of the man without whom Christianity would not be what it is today. E. P. Sanders has for many years been one of the leading scholars of Paul's life and work. His book is a key text for scholars and students alike.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Matthew V. Novenson
Published 7/27/2017
Citation: Matthew V. Novenson, review of E. P. Sanders, Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters and Thought, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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