de N. T. Wright
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In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theologytransforming a faith and changing the world.For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "e;saw the light on the Road to Damascus"e; and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the churchs most widely cited saints. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. T. Wright argues that Bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Pauls letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the mans life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved.To Wright, "e;The problem is that Paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together."e; Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage. Giving us a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, Wright provides greater clarity of the apostles writings, thoughts, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way.Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostles greater role in Christian historyas an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplishedand celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history.