Paul and the Salvation of Mankind
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Publisher: SCM Press
... a penetrating study of the missionary strategy and ideas of the Apostle to the Gentiles. The author argues with great skill the thesis that St Paul was never opposed to Jerusalem or to a Judaising party inside the Primitive Church, but that all his work among the Gentiles had a thoroughly Jewish inspiration and was founded on loyalty to the Jewish tradition. Professor Munck may not always carry conviction, but his arguments deserve careful study and are a valuable corrective to theories which represent St Paul and his theology as independent of Christianity's historic roots in Jewish thought.' Church Times 'Here is a book fertile in ideas, which are strongly supported by careful scholarship and argued very persuasively. It has something illuminating to say about almost every Pauline epistle, and there are fine sections of detailed exposition. It presents a picture of Paul which may be a better pointer to the truth, even if some arguments must be seriously questioned, than the conventional representation. This is an important book for scholars and advanced students.' Methodist Recorder 'This is an important book to read and to read again, and to examine its conclusions from a fresh study of the text. The Preacher will gain a new vision of his vocation in a splendid paragraph on 'the trembling apostle' and will be set on fire for preaching by some of the exegesis which this book contains.' Manse Mail Johannes Munck, who died in 1965, was Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His classic study is now reissued after an absence of some years.
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