St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate

Category: Book
By (author): Armstrong, Karen
Series: Icons
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  RELIGION / Biblical Biography / General
  RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Paul's Letters
  RELIGION / Christian Life / General
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.30in x 5.92in x 0.72in
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From The Publisher*St. Paul is known throughout the world as the first Christian writer, authoring fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament. But as Karen Armstrong demonstrates in St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate , he also exerted a more significant influence on the spread of Christianity throughout the world than any other figure in history. It was Paul who established the first Christian churches in Europe and Asia in the first century, Paul who transformed a minor sect into the largest religion produced by Western civilization, and Paul who advanced the revolutionary idea that Christ could serve as a model for the possibility of transcendence. While we know little about some aspects of the life ofSt. Paul-his upbringing, the details of his death-his dramatic vision of God on the road to Damascus is one of the most powerful stories in the history of Christianity, and the life that followed forever changed the course of history.
From The Publisher*A stirring account of the life of Paul, who brought Christianity to the Jews, by the most popular writer on religion in the English-speaking world, Karen Armstrong, author of The History of God, which has been translated into thirty languages
Biographical NoteBestselling author Karen Armstrong is a distinguished writer noted for her memoirs and her books about religion. She majored in English at St. Anne's College in Oxford while living in a convent, an experience she wrote about in Through the Narrow Gate , which was published to laudatory reviews. She became an independent writer and has since published twenty-five books. In great demand as a public speaker, she is also the founder of the Charter for Compassion, which was funded with a TED grant.