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Product Details

  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1 edition (September 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567033945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567033949
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Tim Gombis has painted a picture of the apostle Paul by applying the fresh paint of recent scholarship to a traditional canvas of authorship and history. The results are a careful exposition of important issues that winsomely engages a variety of viewpoints and a book that will orient a new generation of students to the latest scholarly conversations about Paul.' — J.R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA.
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'Just when scholarly discussion on the Apostle Paul hasproduced an intricate tangle of debate, Timothy Gombis rescues thenon-specialist by providing a delightfully accessible book on Paul. Siftingcarefully through the best scholarship, Gombis presents a clear, fresh, andcompelling portrait of Paul's theological framework. For those needing ahelpful roadmap for locating Paul's life and theology, this is the place tobegin. And for those who assume the road is all too familiar, Gombis offersplenty of welcome surprises.' — Justin K. Hardin, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, UK.


(Justin K. Hardin)

'Seminal reading for teachers and students in post-sixteen education... I also commend the volume to Christian and inter-faith groups.'
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This short work succeeds in giving a succinct overview of aspects of Pauline thought, unencumbered by complex scholarly apparatus... (Sanford Lakoff)

'Tim Gombis has painted a picture of the apostle Paul by applying the fresh paint of recent scholarship to a traditional canvas of authorship and history. The results are a careful exposition of important issues that winsomely engages a variety of viewpoints and a book that will orient a new generation of students to the latest scholarly conversations about Paul.’ – J.R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA.
(Sanford Lakoff)

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'Just when scholarly discussion on the Apostle Paul hasproduced an intricate tangle of debate, Timothy Gombis rescues thenon-specialist by providing a delightfully accessible book on Paul. Siftingcarefully through the best scholarship, Gombis presents a clear, fresh, andcompelling portrait of Paul’s theological framework. For those needing ahelpful roadmap for locating Paul’s life and theology, this is the place tobegin. And for those who assume the road is all too familiar, Gombis offersplenty of welcome surprises.’ – Justin K. Hardin, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, UK. 


(Sanford Lakoff)

'Seminal reading for teachers and students in post-sixteen education… I also commend the volume to Christian and inter-faith groups.’
(Sanford Lakoff)

About the Author

Timothy G. Gombis is Associate Professor of New Testament at Cedarville University, Ohio, USA.

More About the Author

There are 11 very important things about me, and here are three of them: I teach New Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, I have incredible hand-eye coordination, and I blog at Faith Improvised (http://timgombis.com/).

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Steve Watkins on December 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have finally found an excellent introductory text for my New Testament classes. "Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed," by Timothy G. Gombis, achieves a number of hard to find objectives. Teaching religious studies at a state university provides the challenge of finding sources that cover a number of scholarly approaches to Pauline studies without being too advanced for undergraduate students. Having required this book for the fall 2010 semester, Gombis' text has met and exceeded my expectations. First, the scholarly material is presented in an even-handed fashion. This is important to me with such an eclectic group of university students. Second, the book's length is perfect--145 pages of material. This is a length that most students will actually read! Third, the text is well written and self-explanatory with respect to technical aspects of Pauline studies. Fourth, Gombis goes to great lengths to situate differing Pauline addresses in local contexts. This is immensely helpful in teaching students the primary interpretive task of "context." Not only do I give this book my highest recommendation, I would suggest giving it a try in introductory courses on New Testament and Pauline studies.
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