Apostle of the Crucifi...
Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters
Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul's writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.
An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Gorma...more
(first published December 30th 2003)
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This is, in many ways, a good book. Gorman is a clear, often engaging writer. He has thoughtful things to say, and brings a balanced, sensible perspective to controversial issues, such as the authorship of the Pauline letters, Paul's relationship to Christological and Trinitarian doctrine, and Paul's soteriology vis-a-vis the New Perspective. For instance he's mercifully free of the most radical New Perspective readings, and seems to be distilling views I associate with N. T. Wright. Similarly,...more
This is a good introductory commentary on the person and letters of Paul. Gorman is honest and upfront about where he stands on certain scholarly issues but he isn't concerned about convincing you of his stance. He presents alternative opinions and gives a brief explanation why he thinks the way he does. He begins by given a historical background (as best as can be assembled) and then deals with the Pauline letters (some in contention and other that are certainly Paul's) in chronological order....more