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Publication Date: 27 Feb 2018
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 480
Author: Tom Wright
ISBN-13: 9780281078752, 9780281078769, 9780281078776

Paul: A Biography

By Tom Wright
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Summary
‘An enthralling journey into the mind of Paul by one of the great theologians of our time, a work full of insight, depth and generosity of understanding.’
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

‘A biography of St Paul by his greatest living interpreter: it is a dream come true. This is the book that I had always hoped Tom Wright might write. And now here it is – and, my goodness, it does not disappoint!’
Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

‘Wright’s excellent book not only brings Paul to life but places that life in the complex and overlapping array of Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all set within the Roman empire. The result provides much to think about both for students of Paul and . . . for anyone interested in the history of the first century of the Christian era.’
John Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh

‘A vivid and fast-paced biography, tracing Paul’s story from Tarsus to Rome (and maybe beyond), and making imaginative and emotional sense of the life behind the letters . . . I warmly commend this book.’
Loveday Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, Sheffield University

‘A master teacher here communicates Paul in language every reader can understand.’
Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky

‘A compelling portrait. ’
Edith M. Humphrey, Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
About the Author
Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews and a world expert on the life and thought of St Paul. His recent books include Spiritual and Religious, The Day the Revolution Began, God in Public, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Paul and His Recent Interpreters and The Paul Debate (all published by SPCK).
Press Reviews

'A biography of St Paul by his greatest living interpreter: it is a dream come true. This is the book that I had always hoped Tom Wright might write, while doubting that he ever would. And now here it is - and, my goodness, it does not disappoint!’

- Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

An enthralling journey into the mind of Paul by one of the great theologians of our time, a work full of insight, depth and generosity of understanding.

- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

'Wright’s excellent book not only brings Paul to life but places that life in the complex and overlapping array of Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all set within the Roman empire. The result provides much to think about both for students of Paul and the early Christian communities of which he was so significant a founder and shaper, but also for anyone interested in the history of the first century of the Christian era.'

- John Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh

In eloquent and inviting prose, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars retells the story behind the story, the story of the Apostle Paul whose letters have shaped so much of subsequent history. . . A master teacher here communicates Paul in language every reader can understand.

- Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky

'A compelling portrait.'

- Edith M. Humphrey, Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

A highlight of Wright’s biography is how he immerses us in the immediacy of Paul feeling his way through the implications of preaching a homeless, executed man as Israel’s Messiah, which required all of Paul’s restless energy, but also cost him greatly.

- Nick Mattiske

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