What Paul Meant
ISBN 9780143112631 | 208 pages | 25 Sep 2007 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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In his New York Times bestseller What Jesus Meant, Garry Wills offered a fresh and incisive reading of Jesus' teachings. Now Wills turns to Paul, whose writings have provoked controversy throughout Christian history. Upending many common assumptions, Wills argues eloquently that what Paul meant was not something contrary to what Jesus meant. Rather, the best way to know Jesus is to discover Paul. In this stimulating and masterly analysis, Wills illuminates how Paul, writing on the road and in the heat of the moment, and often in the midst of controversy, galvanized a movement and offers us the best reflection of those early times."A vital study of the earliest voice in the New Testament." -Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek
"[A] bracing book of spiritual commentary [by] one of this country's leading public intellectuals and American Catholicism's most formidable lay scholar."
-Los Angeles Times
"The best description of how the Jesus movement emerged."
-Andrew M. Greeley, author of The Catholic Revolution
"A string of arresting insights and original formulations . . . a tour-de-force revision of what we thought we knew about the apostle who helped give the Christian faith its distinctive shape."
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