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Heirs of Paul: Their Legacy in the New Testament and the Church Today

Heirs of Paul: Their Legacy in the New Testament and the Church Today

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802842565
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 1996
  • Pages: 148 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.37 x 9.00 x 6.00 inches

Overview

Here is a corrective to those approaches to Pauline studies that simply contrast the “original” Paul with so-called misrepresentations by his later interpreters. J. Christiaan Beker contends that the apostle's legacy can be evaluated correctly only when the claims of the original tradition are properly balanced with those of the transmission process. Beker sketches in bold strokes how the several authors of the deutero-Pauline writings of the New Testament appropriated and interpreted Paul's original apostolic testimony. He also addresses the meaning of Paul’s legacy for the church today.

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