• Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul
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    ISBN: 9780825429361

    Pages: 288

    Publication date: 11-14-2012

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

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    Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul


    Paul's letters have fascinated and challenged most every reader of the Bible. As a result, many general introductions and specific studies on Paul are available, but none are like Charts on the Life and Letters of Paul, which provides over 100 charts to explore the apostle's background, life and ministry, letters, and theology. The charts visually offer clarity on:

    1. Basic insights (e.g., "Autobiographical Information")
    2. Comparisons (e.g., "Parallels between Acts and Paul's Letters")
    3. Advanced tools for further study (e.g., "Key Words in Romans")
    4. Analysis (e.g., "The 'New Perspective' on Paul")
    5. Research (e.g., "Key Texts and Their Interpretations")

    Comments on the charts and discussions of significant theories-with leads for further exploration-are offered together with an extensive bibliography that includes references to past and current Pauline scholarship.



    Interested Bible readers as well as students of Paul's life, letters, and theology will find plenty of material to deepen their understanding. Teachers will find the charts to be a valuable teaching resource. This book is an excellent supplement to any general introduction or specific study on Paul.

    "This book provides an incredible number of charts--often quite detailed--on virtually every dimension of Paul imaginable. There are the usual charts that we have come to expect regarding dates and places, but Kierspel has provided a whole new level of information in various other charts on theology, comparisons of Paul to others, and a variety of contextual matters. Students and scholars will also find at the end of the book detailed comments and a very useful bibliography. I can't imagine students not finding this a helpful resource." - Stanley Porter, McMaster Divinity College

    "This useful contribution by Lars Kierspel provides us with a treasure trove of information on Paul's world, life and ministry, churches, letters, and thought....Especially valuable are his treatments of topics of particular current interest and scholarly debate, such as the role of women in Paul's churches, the meaning of his phrase "faith (of) Christ," and the "new perspective" on Paul, to mention a few. Whether student, pastor, or teacher, anyone working in Paul will find this a valuable reference tool." - John Polhill, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    "A very useful resource text for a course on Paul. Each chart is laid out in a way accessible even to undergraduate students in an intro course; yet, other charts have the types of technical information helpful to graduate students, such as a list of (Greek) hapaxes or anacolutha. This is the type of book students like to keep. This will be a required secondary text in my next course on Paul!" -E. Richards, Palm Beach Atlantic University