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Apostle of the Crucified Lord
A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters
PAPERBACK; Published: 12/9/2016
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7428-3
Price: $ 53.99
731 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25 x 9.25
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THIS COMPREHENSIVE, WIDELY USED TEXT by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout.

The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.

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N. T. Wright
—University of St. Andrews
"Michael Gorman enviably combines simplicity of presentation with profound originality. The present work, enhanced in this new edition, is simultaneously an accessible textbook and an exposition of challenging new ideas which all Pauline scholars must take seriously. A book to draw in the beginner and to compel the expert into fresh reflection."
Douglas A. Campbell
—Duke Divinity School
"Gorman's learned, sustained, inclusive advocacy of participation as the center of Paul's gospel is one of the key features of the modern scholarly landscape. This second edition of his balanced yet probing introduction to Paul's thought is therefore profoundly welcome."
Michael F. Bird
—Ridley College, Melbourne
"The best introduction to Paul and his letters just got better!"
Frank J. Matera
—Catholic University of America
"I have used Michael Gorman's introduction to Paul with both undergraduate and graduate students. In my experience it is the best available introduction to Paul and his letters. Theological as well as historical and literary in its approach, it introduces students to what they need to know about Paul and his letters. The appearance of this revised and updated edition is good news for all who love and teach Paul."
Susan Eastman
—Duke Divinity School
"In this accessible book written for a wide audience, Gorman charts a journey to the transformative heart of Paul's gospel: the crucified and resurrected Messiah."
J. P. Davies in Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"Since the publication of the first edition in 2004, Gorman's readable and comprehensive introduction to Paul has justifiably become a standard on course bibliographies. . . . This second edition is welcome not only as an update to a much-loved textbook, but as a contribution to Pauline scholarship in its own right; this is not just a fresh coat of paint."
Dorothea H. Bertschmann in Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"Eastman offers stunningly fresh and insightful interpretations of some of the most discussed texts in Pauline scholarship. While masterfully handling scholarly debates, Eastman often transcends them . . . and leaves the reader with a sense of excitement that Pauline scholarship might move once again beyond its internal deadlocks and quarrels."
Donald Senior in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"This is an excellent and richly theological introduction that is also intelligent and fully informed about the historical and literary-critical issues involved in Pauline interpretation."
Journal of Theological Studies
“In this second edition, Gorman’s Apostle of the Crucified Lord will continue to be one of the best introductions to Paul available. I commend it for its content and pedagogical value.”