Item description for In Praise of the Inexpressible: Paul's Experience of the Divine Mystery by Jean Paillard & Richard J. Erickson...
Overview Before his Damascus Road experience, Saul of Tarsus had earned a reputation as a religious strong-arm. Even after his conversion, this same Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, remained to a force to be reckoned with. Down through the centuries-and right up to today- his passionate and frequently combative writings have more than once turned the church upside down. Jean Paillard suggests that scholars have focused too heavily on the theological aspect of Paul's writing. In this book, Paillard shares his discovery of a different side of Paul the mystical and experiential Paul who was transported into the third heaven, who cultivated his own interior life, and who found the fragrance that comes from knowing Christ spread about him. He invites us to rethink our views of Paul, and encourages us to, with the apostle, plunge resolutely into the depth and richness of the divine mystery.
Publishers Description Few Swedes know the texts of Paul's letters as well as Jean Paillard, university professor in New Testament for many years. In Praise of the Unspeakable contains Paillard's insightful reading of Paul's texts, in which the apostle expresses his personal experiences of the mystery of God. He captures with words that which is beyond words.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.92" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2003
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565637348 ISBN13 9781565637344