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Paul: A Critical Life

Jerome Murphy-OʼConnor


Here this book presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted, from his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the life of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is cal ... More

Keywords: Paul, Acts, Tarsus, Jerusalem, Luke, Apostles, biography, ministry, archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780192853424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome Murphy-OʼConnor, author
École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem