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Paul: His Story

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor


The purpose of this book is to reveal the personality of Paul of Tarsus. Too long considered merely as a fountain of theological ideas, the Apostle of the Gentiles is brought to life by a strong narrative line, which reconstructs the events of his life in chronological order and in sufficient detail to give it consistency and colour. Historical imagination is tightly controlled by skilful exploitation of the evidence provided by ancient texts and monuments. His letters are seen to grow from the concrete circumstances of changing situations. His theology is born out of history.

Keywords: background, chronology, history, letters, life, Paul, person, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266531
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199266530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, author
Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Francaise Jerusalem