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Official Book Description:

Paul’s letters have fascinated and challenged most every reader of the Bible. As a result, many general introductions and specific studies on Paul are available, but none are like Charts on the Life and Letters of Paul, which provides over 100 charts to explore the apostle’s background, life and ministry, letters, and theology. The charts visually offer clarity on:

  1. Basic insights (e.g., “Autobiographical Information”)
  2. Comparisons (e.g., “Parallels between Acts and Paul’s Letters”)
  3. Advanced tools for further study (e.g., “Key Words in Romans”)
  4. Analysis (e.g., “The ‘New Perspective’ on Paul”)
  5. Research (e.g., “Key Texts and Their Interpretations”)

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Endorsements:

“Kierspel has provided a whole new level of information in various other charts on theology, comparisons of Paul to others, and a variety of contextual matters.” – Stanley Porter, President & Dean, Professor of New Testament. McMaster Divinity College.

“His [Kierspel] work can be a useful tool for those who are trying to sort out both the biblical data and current questions.” – Mark Seifrid, The Mildred and Ernest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“This is a single resource for the data I have commonly distributed to students.” -E. Randolph Richards, Professor of Biblical Studies, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Summary:

Taken as a whole, Kierspel’s work can be broken into four sections. Each section contains a number of charts depicting the information at hand. The four main sections are as follows:

A. PAUL’S BACKGROUND & CONTEXT

B. PAUL’S LIFE AND MINISTRY

C. PAUL’S LETTERS

D. PAUL’S THEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS

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Evaluation:

The lists are exhaustive and very well researched. In the time that I spent with Kierspel’s work, I did not come across any errors and, refreshingly, the book is more a display of texts and opinions rather than a one-sided argument for a particular stance on Pauline theology. I highly recommend this text for whoever desires to dig deep into the world of Paul’s writings (and how Paul’s transcripts link beyond Pauline letters).

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This book was provided free from Kregel with Brave Review‘s word to write an unbiased review.

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