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Featured Author: Stanley E. Porter
It took two conversions to push Stanley Porter into seminary. Porter became a Christian when he was young, but it was only after a "second conversion" that he began to pursue theological study. He had already finished an MA and was about to begin a PhD in English when he felt led to dramatically change course, leaving literature behind for New Testament studies. Porter went on to earn a PhD in biblical studies and linguistics, and today he is a prolific scholar in both fields.
Porter is now president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Ontario, and he is the author of 28 books and the editor of nearly 90 other volumes. In the last year he has produced three titles with Eerdmans, John, His Gospel, and Jesus; Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism; and coming soon The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters.
Porter's new volume on Paul offers a comprehensive introduction to the apostle. Porter devotes serious consideration both to the background and major contours of Paul's thought, starting with an outline of Paul's life and major themes, and then delving into all thirteen of Paul's letters individually, placing them within their historical contexts and examining critical issues relating to the content and interpretation of each letter. The result is a thorough, balanced treatment of one of the most important figures in Christianity.
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