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by Ben Witherington III

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0830826602
Author:
Ben Witherington III
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Bible Study & Reference
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IVP Academic; First Edition edition (November 22, 2001)
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347 pages
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Witherington III, Ben (1984). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Witherington III, Ben (1984). Women in the ministry of Jesus : a study of Jesus' attitudes to women and their roles as reflected in his earthly life. Society for New Testament Studies, Monograph Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The many faces of the Christ : the Christologies of the New Testament and beyond.

A 'must' for all students of Paul. Max Turner, London Bible College). This book is a welcome addition to Pauline literature that attempts to accurately discover the apostle's identity, and contributes to the scholarly understanding Paul's world.

In this book, Ben Witherington III examines and evaluates the various profiles of Paul that have been newly discovered or recently refurbished

In this book, Ben Witherington III examines and evaluates the various profiles of Paul that have been newly discovered or recently refurbished. We discover new dimensions of Paul's epistles as we observe him dictating letters and gauging his rhetoric. We enter into the field of controversy where Paul the apostle and prophet meets his opponents.

Ben Witherington III examines the various profiles of the historical Paul that have been newly discovered, revealing how a reacquaintance with the classical Roman world has filled in even more details of Paul's life and work. Witherington structured this book into 8 nearly equal chapters dealing with what he sees as the essential elements of a quest for the historical Paul. Along with a very brief introduction and conclusion, he includes a very informative appendix, "Timely remarks on the life of Paul," which attempts to devise with a timeline for Paul's life.

In The Paul Quest, Ben Witherington provides a sequel to his highly regarded The Jesus Quest and examines the various profiles of the historical Paul that have been newly discovered or refurbished. Here one especially encounters Paul the Jew. Get A Copy.

Ben Witherington III. Categories: Theology. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Did the Reformers Misread Paul. A al Critique of the New Perspective. File: EPUB, 902 KB. 2. The New Testament in Antiquity.

Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) is Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at. . Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. A prominent evangelical scholar, he is also on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. One of the great gains of this quest for the historical Paul has been a fresh encounter with Paul the Jew. The flood of new insight into Judaism of the first century has illuminated features of Paul that were previously obscured. Pages: 347 Publisher: InterVarsity Press Published: 2001 ISBN-10: 0830826602 ISBN-13: 9780830826605. Find at a Library Find at Google Books.

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A Christianity Today 1999 Book of the Year! Who was the real Paul? Some of Paul's contemporaries seem to have asked the same question. For some he was Paul the tentmaker. For others he was Paul the heretic, Paul the peripatetic philosopher, Paul the would-be apostle, Paul the prophet, or Paul the founder of Christian communities and missionary hero. For more than a decade there has been a renewed quest for the real Paul behind the Acts of the Apostles and the collection of Pauline letters. Although this quest has not gained the visibility of the renewed quest of the historical Jesus, it is a thriving enterprise joined by Protestant, Catholic and Jewish scholars as well as those interested in Paul as a figure of the first-century Greco-Roman world. One of the great gains of this quest for the historical Paul has been a fresh encounter with Paul the Jew. The flood of new insight into Judaism of the first century has illuminated features of Paul that were previously obscured. A scholarly reacquaintance with the classical Roman world has filled in even more details. In this book, Ben Witherington III examines and evaluates the various profiles of Paul that have been newly discovered or recently refurbished. We encounter Paul as an ancient Mediterranean personality and watch him operate in a social environment where honor, shame, patronage and corporate identity are daily considerations. We discover new dimensions of Paul's epistles as we observe him dictating letters and gauging his rhetoric. We enter into the field of controversy where Paul the apostle and prophet meets his opponents. We reconsider the nature of the human body and Christian community as we meet Paul the anthropologist and champion of woman and slave. Paul, the man of the big idea, shows himself to be in truth a storyteller and interpreter of Israel's holy history. In and through all of these complexities, we discover Paul to be a consistent and coherent theologian and ethicist whose thinking reaches out across nearly two thousand years to engage men and women today. With The Paul Quest Witherington leads an exploratory tour and reappraisal of the historical Paul, a sweeping survey of the contemporary rediscovery of the Jew from Tarsus.
  • Malodor
This is another winner from the keyboard of Ben Witherington. Ben believes that too much has been made over the differences between the Paul of Acts and the Paul of the undisputed letters and the pastoral epistles. He sets out to discuss the many hats that Paul wears and the roles that Paul takes on in his ministry. He discusses Paul the Jew, Paul the Roman citizen, Paul the Christian, Paul the apostle, Paul the orator, Paul the rhetorician, (you get the idea). And Ben does a good job of locating Paul in the honor/shame culture of the Greco-Roman world. He works hard to portray Paul as a highly educated man who both impacted and was impacted by the world in which he lived.

Ben also explains that Paul's theology and ethics and world view were shaped by the Christ event. This is a beautifully written and sane portrait of one of the most celebrated and denigrated religious figures in history. Thumbs way up!

Rev. Marc Axelrod

This is a great read, and is recommended as a good place to start learning about the apostle Paul.
  • Gri
It might be said that in writing The Paul Quest, Dr. Witherington embarked upon a quest impossible to complete in a satisfactory fashion: to identify and characterize Saul of Tarsus in such a way as to make him accessible to the average person. This is a lofty aim, to say the least, but one that I think Dr. Witherington nearly arrives at. His aim is not solely to present a theology of Paul, but rather to introduce the reader to the person of Paul the apostle. He does so by analyzing various aspects of the man, from his identity as an apostle and theologian, to his training in rhetoric and his ability as a letter-writer. The end result is a balanced work that achieves Dr. Witherington's primary goal almost flawlessly.
If there is a weakness to Dr. Witherington's approach, it is simply that the book begins with some very poignant arguments regarding Paul's use of rhetoric in his speaking and writing, but seems to taper off toward the end when the discussion has turned to Paul's theology. Dr. Witherington also does not really include the Pastorals in his discussion of Paul's theology, due to the controversy surrounding the authorship of those letters. This is understandable; however, whether one subscribes to the Pauline authorship side of that debate or not, the Pastorals could provide another perspective on Pauline theology that should earn them a place in any discussion relating to that topic. Other than this, Dr. Witherington has crafted a very balanced treatise of Paul the man. It is a fine introduction and tribute to the second most influential person in Christian history.
  • Enalonasa
An essential book for any Christian. However, the vocabulary you find between pages 50 and 80 should be better defined. This is the only part of the book that flunks. How can anyone comprehend your information if they can't read it? Consider this statement before you publish your next book.
  • Lailace
I am enjoying reading this book. It is at an academic level, which is a step up for me in reading. The author is challenging my thinking of the Apostle Paul. I recommend this book to others who want to understand the Apostle Paul more in depth.
  • Andriodtargeted
This is an academic treatise, so it's not an easy read, but if you are looking to understand the Apostle Paul and where he came from, this is valuable.
  • Nilasida
Ben Witherington's book is an example of simplicity in complexity. It is a scholarly book but he manages to take us through the many divisions of scholarly lthought in an easy and caring manner. Jam packed with information and discussions and decisions this is a wonderful book for those who are wondering about Paul.

J. Robert Ewbank author "Wesley's Wars" and "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms"
  • Aiata
I was looking for more of a historical account of Paul's life but this is more of a study of who Paul was. This book in particulate made me grateful for the dictionary linked to my iPad Kindle Reader app!
Good writing. Very academic! Took some time to read, but well worth it. Very historical and great study material for preparing any work on Paul.