Paul: The Man and the Myth

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T & T Clark, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 269 pages
Winner of 'New Testament Book of the Year, Biblical Archaeology Society 1999' A masterly new evaluation of Paul: the man, his work and his world. Professor Roetzel breaks new ground in exploring some aspects of Paul which have remained shadowy: his sexual asceticism, his preoccupation with holiness - Holy Spirit, holy community and holy ethos - the evolution of his theology, and his emergence as a legendary figure. Roetzel also furthers our understanding of the culture, the social world and the political realities of Paul's time.

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A concise reconstruction of Paul that deals with everything from sexual asceticism, the evolution of his theology, to his emergence as a legendary figure. Overall, I thought it was broad enough to ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Calvin J. Roetzel is Arnold Lowe Professor of Religious Studies, Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota.