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The First Christian: St. Paul's impact on Christianity

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Title: The First Christian St Paul's Impact on Christianity
Author: Karen Armstrong
Format: paperback
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0330281615
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd.
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 1983

A rare book, most likely out of print, written in 1963 by an author who would go on to become one of the world's most respected authorities on world religions. The book is in MINT con
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Published December 2nd 1983 by Macmillan
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Colette
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think this book is now out-of-print. I have been looking for it for years and finally remembered that, as a university student, I have pretty much open access to most academic libraries nationwide. Unfortunately, as a university student, I have little spare time to read, but I carved out time in a rather hectic October to make it work.

I've taken classes on Pauline Christianity and this was a nice, less technical and Greek-filled version of what those were all about. Namely: Paul is the author
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Morgan Dhu
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
An early work by the acclaimed writer on religious issues, Karen Armstrong, The First Christian explores the life and writings St. Paul, giving insight both into how his became the voice that shaped the philosophical core of Christianity, and why it was his views that prevailed over those of other early interpreters of christian ideas and ideals.

Interesting read for anyone curious about the history of religions in general or Christianity in particular.
Mike  Davis
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
A rare book, written in 1963 by an author who would go on to become one of the world's most respected authorities on the world's religions, this is a short treatise written for a BBC TV series. Armstrong gives the case for Paul as the author of his own writings long before the gospels were written, and who was, almost single-handedly, responsible for the success of the Christian church.
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