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Reinventing Paul

John G. Gager


Throughout the Christian era, Paul has stood at the center of controversy, accused of being the father of Christian anti-Semitism. This book challenges this entrenched view of Paul, arguing persuasively that Paul's words have been taken out of their original context, distorted, and generally misconstrued. Using Paul's own writings, the book sets forth a controversial interpretation of the apostle's teaching as he takes us in search of the “real” Paul. Through an analysis of Paul's letters to the Galatians and the Romans, he provides illuminating answers to the key questions: Did Paul repudiate ... More

Keywords: Christian era, Paul, anti-Semitism, Law of Moses, Jews, Gentiles, circumcision, salvation, apostle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150858
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John G. Gager, author
Princeton University