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Making Sense of Paul: A Basic Introduction to Pauline Theology By Virginia Wiles,

  • Title: Making Sense of Paul: A Basic Introduction to Pauline Theology
  • Author: Virginia Wiles
  • ISBN: 9781565631175
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wiles introduces Paul s theology by helping readers bridge the gaps of time and place between twenty first century Western readers and the first century Mediterranean apostle Writing with undergraduates in mind, Wiles especially relies upon solid interpretation coupled with modern analogies and engages the reader in a meaningful way Taking her cue from the notion that whWiles introduces Paul s theology by helping readers bridge the gaps of time and place between twenty first century Western readers and the first century Mediterranean apostle Writing with undergraduates in mind, Wiles especially relies upon solid interpretation coupled with modern analogies and engages the reader in a meaningful way Taking her cue from the notion that what may be familiar may not necessarily be understood, Wiles shows how assuming knowledge of Paul s thought world and language leads to confusion and misunderstanding Thus familiar terms such as righteousness, sin, law, and grace take on a new dimension under Wiles s guiding hand Paul s experience of God is also factored in as a very real dimension of his relationship with God Wiles thinks once we are able to appreciate Paul in his own context, then Paul s writings offer lessons about human existence for believer and nonbeliever alike Making Sense of Paul is a refreshingly insightful and splendid attempt to allow the complexity of the Apostle s theology to become intelligible both for the beginner as well as for the mature learner Even those who might wish to place the emphases at different points in Paul s thought will profit from the lucidity of expression and the use of consistently thought provoking and helpful illustrations This magnificent little gem fills a huge void in Pauline literature and rightly will find very wide usage Karl Paul Donfried, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College
    Making Sense of Paul A Basic Introduction to Pauline Theology Wiles introduces Paul s theology by helping readers bridge the gaps of time and place between twenty first century Western readers and the first century Mediterranean apostle Writing with undergraduat

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    1. This review originally appeared on my blog, along with several other book reviews related to Paul and the doctrine of justification lightenough.wordpress 201This book was apparently birthed from a class the author taught at the secular undergrad level It is a detailed book on Paul s theology, but it is written with the assumption that the student may literally have NO familiarity with Christianity at all Does this mean there is no value in the book for those with advanced understanding of Chris [...]

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