Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character [Paperback]

By David J. Williams (Author)
Our Price $ 20.97  
Retail Value $ 29.95  
You Save $ 8.99  (30%)  
Item Number 119487  
Buy New $20.97
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character by David J. Williams...

Paul's writings are laced with vivid images from the bustling New Testament world. To understand these metaphors, David J. Williams delves into that Greco-Roman world and uses ancient sources to explore a wide variety of topics such as architecture, law, commerce, health care, and education. Williams studies this world in chapters with titles such as "Life in the City," "Family Life," "Slavery and Freedom," "Citizens and Courts of Law," "Travel," and "Warfare and Soldering." Paul's metaphors, set apart in bold type, are examined in the light of this background information and restored to their original vitality. Well-known metaphors-the Christian as a slave of Christ, the church as a body, Paul's two natures being at war within him, the Christian as an athlete striving toward the prize, Jesus' return as a thief in the night, Christians as adopted heirs of God-and lesser-known metaphors come to life for the modern reader through Williams's careful exposition. The main text is accessible to the general reader; scholars will appreciate footnotes that discuss the Greek text and provide resources for further study. Appendix 1 lists a select chronology of the Roman Empire and appendix 2 provides dates and descriptions of significant ancient authors and tests. Scripture, ancient source, and modern author indexes add to the usefulness of this work.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   385
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.7" Width: 5.32" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 2003
Publisher   Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN  1565639847  
ISBN13  9781565639843  

Availability  0 units.

More About David J. Williams

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David J. Williams (1933-2008) earned his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He served as vice principal of Ridley College, University of Melbourne, and was the author of The Promise of His Coming and of the New International Biblical Commentaries on Acts and First and Second Thessalonians. He contributed many articles to scholarly journals and he also served as a translator for the New International Version of the Bible.

David J. Williams has an academic affiliation as follows - Member Association of Medical Illustrators Associate Professor of Medi.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Reference > General
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Words & Language > Grammar
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament > Study
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Bibles > Study Guides, History & Reference > General
8Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Reference & Interpretation

Christian Product Categories
Books > Education (K-12) > Social Science > History

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character?

A great book to understand Paul's thinking  Aug 21, 2006
David Williams was my lecturer at Ridley College, University of Melbourne, Australia.

One of the attractions of his clases was that he brought the New Testament to life, and all of us could finally understand what was going on in the text.

Second year NT, He brought Paul into the picture.

As the previous reviewer has said, this book is too dense sometimes for a sitting. The book is the result of a series of lectures that the author gave years ago. The book at times may seem dry, but in class, David was somebody who could make you feel like you were there.

I recomend this book for all those preachers, who need a good metaphor to preach, but over all, to all those interested why and how Paul used the metaphors he did.

Luis A. Jovel.
A Helpful Guide to Understanding St. Paul's Language  Oct 8, 2003
St. Paul once said "I try to be all things to all people in hope of saving a few." He was speaking about his methods of evangelization. Something must have worked because he was a great missionary and some of his writings still survive today and are preserved in scripture. One of his strengths was his ability to say things that people would understand. Often he did this comparing Christianity to familiar scenes from daily life in the Roman Empire. St. Paul often sued examples from daily life at home, and life in the city. He referred to athletic events, business transactions, life in the military, and a host of other things. David J. Williams compiles many of these examples and comments on them in his book PAUL'S METAPHORS.

Since the book is filled with information and is somewhat dense, it does not make easy sit down reading, though excerpts could be used for spiritual or inspirational information. This book would be a wonderful aid to anyone with an interest in St. Paul's letters, and it has ample notes for people looking for further study. It will be especially helpful to people who preach and are looking for new angles for homilies and sermons. I found the book especially helpful when preparing Bible Study lessons and the people participating in the group found the Williams' insight enlightening too.


Write your own review about Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy