How can we explain the difference between the “miraculous” Christianity expressed in the Gospels and the nearly miracle-free Christianity of Paul? In this historically informed study, senior New Testament scholar Graham Twelftree challenges the view that Paul was primarily a thinker and reimagines him as an apostle of Jesus for whom the miraculous was of profound importance. Highlighting often-overlooked material in Paul’s letters, Twelftree offers a fresh consideration of what the life and work of Paul might teach us about miracles in early Christianity and sheds light on how early Christians lived out their faith.
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- Historical view on early Christianity
- Forward-looking perspective on Paul’s Christianity
- Comparative view of “miraculous” and “miracle-free” Christianity
- Title: Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction
- Author: Graham H. Twelftree
- Publisher: Baker Academic
- Publication Date: 2013
- Pages: 416
About Graham H. Twelftree
Graham H. Twelftree is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Regent University’s School of Divinity in Virginia Beach. He is a member of the international Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and of the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.