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Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh): "I commend the book as a highly informative account of how, especially in the post-Constantinian period, Paul came to hold such a prominent place in Christian devotion." (Full review at larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/the-cult-of-the-apostle-paul/)
Shelly Matthews (Brite Divinity School): "The work is a wide-ranging and truly meritorious study that sifts through an enormous array of literary and material remains and offers judicious interpretations of these sources. Eastman aims for 'thick description' and then delivers." (Full review at bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=8026)
Lee M. Jefferson (Centre College): ""A wonderful contribution to the field of early Christian studies, as it embodies a true interdisciplinary zeal." (Full review at bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=8026)
"This fascinating book is an excellent introduction to the cults of the saints and martyrs as well as a valuable study of the cult of the apostle Paul in the Latin West of the Roman empire. It is both accessible to advanced undergraduates and to masters-level students and important reading for doctoral students and scholars. The drawings and photographs assist the reader in visualizing the material remains discussed." (Adela Yarbro Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School)
"David Eastman's Paul the Martyr represents nothing less than the first coherent narrative of the cult of the apostle Paul in the Latin West. Drawing upon archaeological, literary and liturgical materials, Eastman traces the history of Pauline veneration from the Ostian Road in Rome to Gaul, Spain, and North Africa. Eastman skillfully integrates a vast array of evidence derived from critical analysis of places, stories, objects, and rituals. Eastman's study is so masterful in its grasp of complex data, so judicious in its methodology, and so lucid in its presentation that it is bound to serve as a model for future work on the cult of the saints." (Laurence L. Welborn, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Fordham University)