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The Writings of St. Paul: Annotated Texts, Reception and Criticism
Meeks, Wayne A. and John T. Fitzgerald, editors

New York: Norton, 2007 pp. xxxv + 710.2nd Edition. $18.25

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Norton Critical Editions in the History of Ideas

Description: Of all the first-century partisans of Christianity, only St. Paul left a substantial written legacy. Letters attributed to him comprise a quarter of the New Testament, and another twelfth of its pages—most of the Book of Acts—are devoted to a description of his career. St. Paul's letters are the focus of this volume. Close attention must be paid to them, for they are our most direct and earliest primary sources from the beginning of Christianity. They are presented here with an introduction and annotations by Wayne A. Meeks and John T. Fitzgerald. The letters are accompanied by a selection of critical writings on St. Paul and his influence by some of the foremost religious and philosophical minds of all time. Together these writings form a thorough introduction to the man who has been called "the second founder of Christianity."

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by V. George Shillington
Published 1/17/2009
Citation: V. George Shillington, review of Wayne A. Meeks and John T. Fitzgerald, eds., The Writings of St. Paul: Annotated Texts, Reception and Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

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