The Apostle PaulAs dramatic and much discussed conversion on the road to Damascus radically changed the course of his life A as well as the Christian religion. Can a new narrative, and a new perspective, be brought to this twothousand-year-old story and centuries of critical thought and study? The writer and filmmaker Robert Orlando believes it can. 'Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe' is a dramatic and challenging book, inspired by his controversial film of the same name. This ground-breaking look at PaulAs life draws on extensive research into PaulAs letters and the book of Acts to reveal his human attitudes and insecurities. Orlando constructs a freshtake onPaulAs life, especiallyhis collection for the Jerusalem church, and proposes that Paul, as one of ChristianityAs most celebrated converts, may have needed more than faith and fervour to convince the other apostles to accept his vision of ministry. 'Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe' illustrates how a vision of promise eventually leads to a hopeless prison cell and, ultimately, a new religion, challenging the traditional perspective and inspiring new thought about one of the best-known founders of the Christian religion.A Polite Bribe Robert Orlando ... Paul brought the collection? would the Jews allow his Gentile church to stand on level ground with the Jewish Christians as a show of unity? ... He had created a tinderbox in the holy streets of a city with a history of religious conflict. now he had arrived in the city with certain pagans in tow.
|Publisher||:||James Clarke & Co - 2015-02-26|