Paul Was Not a Christian : The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-07
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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A New Testament scholar reveals the historical Paul, not as the founder of a new Christian religion, but as a devout Jew who believed Jesus was the Christ who would unite Jews and Gentiles and fulfill God's universal plan for humanity.

Author Biography

Pamela Eisenbaum is the associate professor of biblical studies and Christian origins at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Eisenbaum is a national media expert on early Christianity and, as a practicing Jew teaching in a Christian seminary, has a unique perspective on the origins of Christianity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note to the Readerp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Was Paul Really Jewish?p. 5
Paul the Problemp. 10
How Paul Became a Christianp. 32
Reading Paul as a Jew-Almostp. 55
Paul's Jewish Inheritancep. 67
Who Is and Who Isn't a Jew?p. 99
The Flexible Phariseesp. 116
Paul the (Ex?)-Phariseep. 132
A Typical Jewp. 150
A Radical Jewish Monotheistp. 172
On a Mission from Godp. 196
"On the Contrary, We Uphold the Law!"p. 208
Justification Through Jesus Christp. 240
It's the End of the World as We Know Itp. 250
Glossaryp. 257
Notesp. 259
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 305
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