This German textbook reveals Paul’s thought against the background of his life. The first main section deals with his life and his epistles, while the second main section presents a thematically structured account of the main themes of Paul’s thinking, so that equal weight is given both to its historical genesis and to its structurality.
Recent research in the sociology of knowledge and historical theory sees Paul's theology as a symbolism distinguished by a high level of connectivity. Despite numerous philosophical problems and adverse historical conditions, Paul succeeds in placing his thinking, which is characterised by a messianic universalism, within the existing sense-worlds of Hellenistic culture. This shows how strongly St. Paul’s thought was grounded in this culture, and how he was in a position to create a new cognitive and emotional identity in his congregations.
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- Comprehensive German language study of Paul’s life and work
- Thematically structured account of Paul’s main themes
- Examination of Paul’s background and context
- Title: Paulus: Leben und Denken
- Author: Udo Schnelle
- Publisher: De Gruyter
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pages: 780
About the Udo Schnelle
Udo Schnelle is professor of New Testament at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.