The Problem with Paul
Was Paul a chauvinist? Was he a prude? Was he anti-Semitic? Why did Paul condone slavery? How might he have fared on the Oprah Winfrey Show? People outside the church have often found Paul hard to stomach. His views on women, sex and marriage, his failure to attack the institution of slavery, and his verbal attacks on his opponents have all come under fire. Regrettably, Pa...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 22nd 1996 by IVP Academic
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Jun 07, 2012 Benjamin Guido rated it 5 of 5 stars
This was an excellent dialogue, entering into the ancient world to understand Paul as an ancient man and writer and his audience within their cultures. Dodd offers many excellent suggestions as to how we as modern readers might reorient our understanding of some of Paul's writing and how it may or may not apply to us today in the ways that we have been led to believe. I was impressed to see Dodd take a balanced and conciliatory stance while remaining wholeheartedly orthodox. To the thoughtful Ch...more
Not a bad book. A little bland in its challenges of the different viewpoints Paul is proposed to have had. The overall tone of this book was to simply promote a fundamental view of the traditional viewpoints that are held of Paul. Which is OK, but the title of the book lead me to believe this book would be more objective than subjective.