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Remembering Paul: Ancient and Modern Contests over the Image of the Apostle

Benjamin L. White


Who was Paul of Tarsus? this book explores debates about the “real” Paul in the second century C.E. and sets these ancient contests alongside their modern counterpart: attempts to rescue the “historical” Paul from his “canonical” entrapments. This book charts the rise and fall of the “Pauline Captivity” narrative—a modern, century-long characterization of Paul’s legacy in the second century that claimed that the Apostle’s radical, apocalyptic theology of divine grace had been most naturally appropriated by Marcion and the “Gnostics,” who trumpeted Paul as their Apostle, while the proto-orthodo ... More

Keywords: the Apostle Paul, tradition, memory, second century, Irenaeus, 3 Corinthians, images

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199370276
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin L. White, author
Clemson University