Item description for Paul of Tarsus (Recent Releases) by T. R. Glover...
Overview ! Who was this intriguing man, and what were the cultural forces that shaped his thought? Glover's classic study places Paul within the context of the first century, tracing the influences of Greek philosophy, the mystery religions, and apocalypticism on the formation of his doctrine.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 5.92" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2002
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565637283 ISBN13 9781565637283
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More About T. R. Glover
T. R. Glover (1869-1943) began his academic career studying ancient history, and this early interest became the clear and substantial basis for his later work in New Testament studies. He was the author of major books on Jesus, Paul, the world of the New Testament, as well as on numerous classical themes and topics.
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No data Aug 12, 2008
News flash: We really have no hard data on Paul of Tarsus.
I could not get into this book because it consists of non-stop arm waving speculation about Paul's character, generated from historical records that are apparently not much better than the record about Paul. I am an avid reader of biographies of scientists. I was looking for a biographer's insight into the person and life of Paul. But this book was written several centuries too late to provide the payload.
The style of the book is classical scholarship. Glover has read everything written about Paul and is weaving all of it together for you in these pages. If you want a tapestry of inferences, this is your book. If you want data, probably not.
The Man behind the Words Aug 7, 2003
_Paul of Tarsus_ is riveting reading. The British author, Terrot Reavely Glover [1869-1943], was Public Orator Emeritus of Cambridge University, England, and his love of antiquity and the classics is apparent. His grasp of Roman, Greek, and Jewish cultures and of how they intertwined in the first century C.E. surpasses many modern biblical scholars, imho.
Ever wonder if Paul leaves clues in his letters about his childhood? upbringing? education? temperament? Like a heuristic detective, Dr. Glover meticulously teases out the most fascinating nuances. It's quite apparent as well that in Dr. Glover's opinion Paul was a genius whose syntax sometimes suffered because his thought processes were moving at lightning speed. What I especially enjoyed was how Dr. Glover contrasted Paul's thinking with Stoics, Greek philosophers, and mystics.
My one note of caution would be Glover appears to be reformed (not dispensational) in his thinking as regards Israel and the Church. His assumptions, however, are not many and do not detract overall from an excellent read.