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Overview In this masterly synthesis, den Heyer, the renowned Dutch theologian, seeks to balance the paradoxes that others have discerned in Paul's complex personality and writings. In a graceful, "effortless" style he summarizes centuries of thinking, then adds his own original touches.
Publishers Description The apostle Paul is a controversial figure, both admired and reviled. His letters have influenced creeds and dogmatic statements, but he is also accused of turning the "simple" gospel that Jesus preached into a complex dogmatic system. Furthermore, on the authority of Paul, women have been given second place in church and society for many centuries. The "apostle to the Gentiles" has sometimes been a source of inspiration, but he has more often than not been a stumbling block when Jews and Christians meet. This book tackles all of these and other issues surrounding Paul and presents him for the widest possible audience. With his enviable gift for clear and popular writing, C. J. den Heyer here takes on a particularly difficult task and shows great mastery in offering a detailed portrait of one of the most controversial figures in the ancient world. C. J. den Heyer is Professor of New Testament at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
Publisher Trinity Press International
ISBN 1563383012 ISBN13 9781563383014
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More About C. J. Den Heyer
C. J. den Heyer is Professor of New Testament at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and author of Jesus Matters, also published by Trinity Press.