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How to Like Paul Again: The Apostle You Never Knew
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How to Like Paul Again: The Apostle You Never Knew


Authentic Media 2013

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Gathering Interest


In this volume, Conrad Gempf sympathizes with the fact that many Christians struggle with liking and understanding Paul, but explains that looking at Paul’s life from a new approach will provide more clarity. Gempf examines Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Philemon to explore why people struggle with Paul’s writings, and how to approach the text in a way that changes the reader’s understanding of Paul’s letters and character. How to Like Paul Again shows how with a new approach and more background knowledge, readers can gain a better understanding of Paul’s genius.

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Key Features

  • Uses Paul’s writings to shed light on his character
  • Offers a biographical study of Paul
  • Examines the background of Galatians, 1 Corinthians, and Philemon


  • Introduction
    • Not Mr. Nice Guy
    • Kicking against the Goads (Whatever That Means . . .)
    • Reading Epistles as Letters
  • Chill Out – Galatians
    • “Those People” Hijack Galatia
    • The Genius of Paul’s Reply
    • Five Steps, Two Questions, and Some Conclusions
  • Tighten Up – 1 Corinthians
    • Paul and the Corinthians
    • Already You Are Kings!
    • How to Argue with a Corinthian
    • Pauline “Consistency”
    • What Did/Does It Mean?
  • Do What’s Best – Philemon
    • Runaway!
    • Make it So
    • Slavery
  • Conclusion
    • Why to Like Paul

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About Conrad Gempf

Conrad Gempf is a lecturer in New Testament at London School of Theology in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Jesus Asked, and has edited or contributed to many journals, books, and reference works, including The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting, Volume 2: The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting.

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