Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Paula Fredriksen (Author)
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Product Details

Yale University Press
Publish Date
October 23, 2018
6.1 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture emerita at Boston University, is a member of the Humanities Faculty of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


"Wide-ranging, deeply learned, but accessible . . . A good source for historical context, a keen stimulus for rereading Paul's letters, and a great book to argue with."--Sarah Ruden, Commonweal
"A gem . . . a fresh and exciting reframing of Paul and his mission . . . Fredriksen writes with a piercing clarity."--John-Patrick O'Connor, Princeton Theological Review
"This book offers a new paradigm for Pauline scholarship . . . Paul: The Pagans' Apostle is a tour de force."--Olivia Stewart Lester, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A rare treat of a book worthy of both popular attention and scholarly engagement."--Mark S. Kinzer, Reviews of the Enoch Seminar
"This book is a delight to read. . . . Easily one of the most important new books on Paul, a work that models reliable, articulate, and incisive scholarship."--Nijay K. Gupta, Interpretation
"A provocative intervention in Pauline studies"--Brad East, Los Angeles Review of Books
"A very welcome book for classrooms like mine . . . [an] accessible yet rich writing style . . . Fredriksen's project powerfully undercuts some of the most pervasive narratives about Paul. This makes it invaluable for teaching."--Jennifer Quigley, Ancient Jew Review
"[With] accessible yet rich writing . . . Fredriksen's project powerfully undercuts some of the most pervasive narratives about Paul."--Jennifer Quigley, Ancient Jew Review
Won the 2018 Prose Award in Theology and Religious Studies
"Brilliant, elegant, and important--this volume reshapes an entire field of study. Here stands the finest history of the Apostle Paul to appear in generations."--J. Albert Harrill, author of Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context