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By Charles Anderson

In non-technical language the writer conducts the reader into Paul’s global via a cautious and important examining of his seven actual letters and the Acts of the Apostles. inspired by means of a magical event to hitch the Jesus flow, Paul spent the rest of his lifestyles growing and nurturing a community of groups within the higher Greco-Roman international devoted to residing in imitation of Jesus. within the technique, Paul formulated a counter-cultural narrative during which traditional divisions, resembling ethnicity, social type, and gender, have been changed by way of egalitarianism and compassion. His tale integrated an research of the human no longer not like smooth techniques of damaging addictions or communicable illnesses. And it provided a resolution—participation in a therapeutic group within which mutual trouble for each other allows non secular therapeutic for self. Paul's letters and educating stay profoundly proper for the transformation of an international hooked on worry, hatred, and violence.

Charles P. Anderson is an affiliate professor emeritus of the college of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has taught classes on international Religions, Christian Origins, and the hot testomony. He holds the M. Div. measure from Union Theological Seminary in big apple and the Ph. D. from Columbia University.

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