As indicated by the IVP’s Apollos imprint, this book is written at an academic level although a fairly basic one. The authors had in mind particularly students doing an introductory course on Paul. Their starting point is that modern Christians, whether from West or East, tend to read back into Paul’s writings their own cultural assumptions. Doubtless all of us need to be reminded of our tendency to make any part of the Bible, not merely the Pauline epistles, say what we want it to say.
REDISCOVERING PAUL An introduction to his world, letters and theology By David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves & E. Randolph Richards. Apollos (IVP). 350 pages. £14.99 ISBN 978-1-84474-242-4
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