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Published by Viking in New York, NY .
Written in English

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StatementGarry Wills.
LC ClassificationsBS
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22741518M
ISBN 100670037931

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May 18,  · "What Paul Meant" highlights, through Paul's thirteen epistles, that the worship of God is a matter of interior love, not based on external observances, on temples or churches, on hierarchies or priesthoods. He, as Jesus, saw only two basic moral duties, love of God and love of neighbor. Both were liberators, not nuamooreaid.com by: What Paul Meant is a stellar interpretation of pauls' writing, examining his tremendous influence on the first explosion of Christian belief and chronicling the controversy surrounding Paul through the centuries. Wills' many readers and those interested in the Christian tradition will warmly welcome this penetrating discussion of perhaps the Pages: Sep 01,  · Review of: "What Paul Meant" By: Garry Wills Paul was the first letter writer of Christianity. His epistles are considered the most pessimistic writings of the early church. Despite the pessimism of Paul's epistles, he guided the early church and aided the growth of the early church.5/5(5). Wills takes the seven books that are definitely written by Paul and analyzes what Paul meant. The book is fascinating and anyone with an interest in New Testament history and theology will enjoy reading it. Frank Scoblete: author of Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! and Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution!/5.

The information about What Paul Meant shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. Dec 01,  · But Wills, the author of the earlier book What Jesus Meant, is not so easy to dismiss. This time he defends the apostle Paul against the cynics who accuse him of misogyny and anti-Semitism. Wills is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University, and his experienced scholarship shows throughout the book. Sep 01,  · “If you think you knew Paul, get ready to have all sorts of cherished preconceptions exhilaratingly stripped away. If you've ever been vaguely curious, there is no finer introduction.” (Los Angeles Times) In his New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant and What the Gospels Meant, Garry Wills offers fresh and incisive readings of Jesus' teachings and the four gospels.4/5(3). In this masterly analysis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills chronicles Paul's tremendous influence on the first explosion of Christian belief, the controversy surrounding Paul through the centuries, and the meaning of his words. He argues eloquently that what Paul meant was not contrary to what Jesus meant.

In later centuries, Paul became a target of ridicule for writers such as Thomas Jefferson, George Bernard Shaw, and Nietzsche. However, as Gary Wills argues eloquently in this masterly analysis, what Paul meant was not something contrary to what Jesus meant. Format: Ebook. Nov 20,  · Yet as Garry Wills shows in What Paul Meant—a companion volume to What Jesus Meant ()—it’s Paul himself who eventually became Author: Richard Wightman Fox. What Paul Meant Garry Wills, Author some of the most overtly sexist passages come from letters written later and ascribed to Paul.) Provocative yet helpful, this book is sure to. Dec 31,  · In “What Paul Meant,” Garry Wills turns this standard reading of early Christianity on its head by arguing that Paul — even more than the four canonical Gospels — deserves to be recognized Author: DAMON LINKER.