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Paul

by A.N. Wilson

PUBLISHED: 5th February 1998
ISBN: 9780712666633
ANNOTATION:
Jesus was no Christian, and his friends made no effort to break away from Jesus's religion, Judaism.
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PUBLISHED: 5th February 1998
ISBN: 9780712666633
ANNOTATION:
Jesus was no Christian, and his friends made no effort to break away from Jesus's religion, Judaism.

Annotation

Jesus was no Christian, and his friends made no effort to break away from Jesus's religion, Judaism.

Publisher Description

Paul has had many detractors, believing him to be the originator of the Christian prejudice against women and homosexuals, or the bigoted theologue the message of Jesus. This book sees a different Paul, the first of the great romantic poets, the man who made the crucified Jesus his inner light and in so doing preserved the image of Christ the Saviour for posterity.

Author Biography

A.N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist and biographer. He is the author of the bestselling Jesus, which caused a sensation when it was published in 1992. Equally controversial, Paul, is stimulating, scholarly and highly readable. A.N. Wilson's novels include The Healing Art (Somerset Maugham Award), Wise Virgin (W.H. Smith Award) and the five books in The Lampitt Chronicles. His biographies include studies of Jesus, Sir Walter Scott (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and John Milton, as well as of Tolstoy (Whitbread Award for Biography), C.S. Lewis and Hilaire Belloc. He lives in North London.

Review

A.N. Wilson - novelist, ex-Anglican and unrepentant agent provocateur - spares no pious blushes in his new study of Saint Paul. His theory is stated in confrontational style but elegantly and accessibly put... This book is designed to raise eyebrows, but its resounding success at translating high-minded and often opaquely phrased ecclesiastical debate into a popular format should be applauded Independent Brilliant...his knowledge of the first century AD is prodigous Spectator [Wilson] has read widely and exhaustively, and it is particularly strong on the political and historical background. He writes vividly and well and brings his novelist's gift to bear what is, in part, a detective story Sunday Times Characteristically clever and urbane, informed and entertaining Daily Telegraph One of the greatest strengths of Wilson's book is that it reveals the extent of our ignorance about the origins of Christianity -- Karen Armstrong The Times

Product Details

Author
A.N. Wilson
Pages
288
Year
1998
ISBN-10
071266663X
ISBN-13
9780712666633
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1998-02-05
Subtitle
The Mind of the Apostle
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps, plan
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Short Title
Paul
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade