This introduction to Paul and his gospel is clear, nuanced, and authoritative. Mora Hooker unravels the controversies surrounding Paul and his ethics, by placing the apostle's thoughts in the appropriate historical context. Hooker's analysis is illuminating and well researched; this results in an engaging recording that goes beyond the average summary-based introduction.
Narrator Paul English gives a thoughtful and coherent performance. Listeners who are confused about the moral legacy of Paul's teachings will find this to be a helpful lens through which to look at one of the most important historical figures in Christianity.
The Apostle Paul has shaped the course of Christian ethics for centuries and is widely regarded as the most influential theologian in the Christian tradition. In this authoritative introduction, Morna D. Hooker offers a female perspective on a figure usually portrayed as a conservative misogynist. Looking behind the epistles to reconstruct the real man and his beliefs, she places the scriptures in their original context and suggests a consistent and coherent Pauline theology. Original and thought-provoking, this concise study is essential for all who seek to learn more about the most controversial figure in Christianity.