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eBook Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free ePub

by F. F. Bruce

  • ISBN: 0802835015
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: F. F. Bruce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.; January 1983 Reprint edition (November 1, 1977)
  • Pages: 491
  • ePub book: 1904 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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In this great book, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, he focuses in on the Apostle Paul, his setting, and his theology.

In this great book, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, he focuses in on the Apostle Paul, his setting, and his theology.

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Bruce, F. F. (Frederick Fyvie), 1910-1990. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Bruce's analysis of the life and thought of the apostle Paul. This important book has been widely used in colleges and seminaries across the country to place the apostle in his historical context and explain the unique contributions of his ministry. Learn how this resource can be part of your studies in the Biblical Studies track of the Intermediate Level Certificate program of the Ligonier Academy.

While Bruce's primary concern is to portray the life of the apostle Paul, he also examines the main themes of Paul's thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters. Frederick Fyvie Bruce.

More about the author(s): Bruce, F. was born in 1910

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Paul : Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Written by one of the best known and most respected biblical scholars of all time, this illustrated volume explores all of the primary themes in Paul's thought as they developed in the historical context of his life and travels. While Bruce's primary concern is to portray the life of the apostle Paul, he also examines the main themes of Paul's thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters.

This is a biography of Paul by one of the foremost Pauline scholars of our time. Pages: 522 Publisher: Eerdmans Published: 2000 ISBN-10: 0802847781 ISBN-13: 9780802847782. Find at a Library Find at Google Books.

This is a biography of Paul by one of the foremost Pauline scholars of our time. While Bruce's primary concern is to portray the life of the apostle Paul, he also examines the main themes of Paul's thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters.

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Altad Altad
Bruce's book provides fantastic coverage of the Apostle's Paul's life and thought. He discusses Paul's Jewish background in Tarsus, his zealous Pharasaism, his conversion from unbelief to Christ, and his missionary journeys and theology. Bruce is a reliable guide as he takes you through the narratives in Acts and the supplementary material in the epistles. He is open to all of the Pauline corpus being authentic writings of Paul, and even if someone else had a hand with Ephesians, (Bruce is not convinced), then that someone else did a great job representing Pauline thought.

I especially enjoyed the discussions of the Corinthian correspondence (Paul's teaching about marriage in 1 Corinthians 7 in particular, I found it to be very pastoral and sensible) and the proposition that the Onesimus in Philemon went on to become bishop of Ephesus years later.

Bruce believes that the heart of Pauline teaching is that true religion is not a matter of rules and regulations, that Christ makes us all one in Him, that people matter more than things, principles, and causes (not sure about this one, I would want to qualify it), and that unfair discrimination against others is an offense to God. I think the first two points are the strongest.

One of the most INTERESTING books on Paul I have ever read. Bruce is like an investigative reporter, digging into the New Testament documents and historical sources to present the clearest picture of Paul. Highly recommended.
Ginaun Ginaun
F. F. Bruce was one of the most distinguished Evangelical Biblical scholars of the past generation. In this great book, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, he focuses in on the Apostle Paul, his setting, and his theology. He structures the book in essentially chronological order, synthesizing much of the material from Acts with what can be discerned from the letters of his travels. This account includes a very detailed historical discussion of the various settings for the letters, as well as cultural and historical factors that would have effected Paul's thinking. He also pauses to reflect on the character and theology of each of Paul's writings, including the undisputed letters, the disputed letters, and also the Pastorals. He makes a case for Pauline authorship of all of the letters, and takes a more guarded stance on the Pastorals, but still including them in his scheme, or at least allowing room for them.

Bruce's account is full of important information, and helps bring the biographical and historical details about Paul and his first-century setting together with his epistles. This sheds insightful light on Paul's writing, and helps to contextualize his theology. And his well-thought-out and well-reasoned positions on things like authorship, chronology, and theology, make this book a great starting point in the study of Paul. He is also well aware of the major critical issues with regard to Pauline scholarship, and introduces the reader to the relevant questions as well as guiding the readers toward well-reasoned answers. The book was written in 1977, which means that there have been some major changes in Pauline scholarship, but E. P. Sanders had already begun the "new perspective" movement, so even though Bruce doesn't interact with it in detail, the trajectory of what would certainly have become a more detailed evaluation at later date is already evident in its pages.

Paul played a central role in the development of Christianity, and in its spread throughout the Mediterranean region in the years after Jesus' death. And through is writings he has decisively shaped Christian thought ever since. Bruce lends a scholar's and historian's eye to the study of this important figure and the writings he left. His contribution is full of important information, and is certainly an important building block in understanding this most important Apostle. Highly recommended.
Whiteseeker Whiteseeker
This book is broad in it's scope and deep in it's spiritual emphasis. It covers the life of Paul from a historical perspective and also from a spiritual perspective. His 'Pharisees' mentality before his conversion is contrasted with his 'Personal' experience in the meaning of the redemption as revealed unto him by the risen Christ. The book is full of historical facts and loads of scripture from both the letters of Paul and from the Law and the Prophets. If you are interested in learning more about the apostle Paul, his life and his thoughts as set forth within the Epistles that bear his name, then this book will be a blessing to you.
Hrguig Hrguig
Inspiring, thoughtful and scholarly. F.F. Bruce leads the reader down paths the Apostle trod. His magnificent historical perspective is most arguably thorough yet readable, insightful and engaging. Ample documentation is provided in original language footnotes of the Greek and Semitic sources from which we read our modern Bibles as emphasis and for further clarification. Print type clear !6 B/W plate illustrations. I am enjoying F.F. Bruce's plain non complicated expressions helping to augment a deeper understanding & bio of the Apostle Paul. Very well written , well worth the purchase.
Winenama Winenama
In typical FF Bruce fashion, the book deep and wide. it covers all points of interest in and around Paul. It tells you the story behind the Pharisees to which Paul claimed to be. Doing so helps a person understand the worldview that influence Paul's writings
Keth Keth
I do like this book. I wouldn't call it an easy read, but it's full of detail and I like that. I love Paul, his devotion to Jesus, his total surrender, his tenacity, etc. Good book if you are looking for historical facts and information.
Ienekan Ienekan
I read this book as background for a Bible study of the book of Acts. The author brings to life so many of the events that Luke describes and makes it so much easier to understand Paul's ministry. The footnotes really help to show where this fits into our understanding and I would recommend it to anyone wanting deeper insight into the major authority in our New Testament writings.