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Book Review on Chapters in Life of Paul
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Book Review on Chapters in Life of Paul Name Course Instructor Date “Chapters in a life of Paul”, is a book that was originally written by John Knox in the 1950s. The book was revised by the author and later edited by Douglas R. A. Hare, who also wrote the introductory section of the book.
John Knox, the author of “Chapters in a Life of Paul” was a clergyman of the Scottish origin and the Protestant Reformation leader who was responsible for bringing reformation to Scotland Church. After attaining his education at the University of Saint Andrews, John Knox underwent ordination as a Catholic priest in the year 15361. He joined the movement to reform the Scottish church under the influence of early church reformers like George Wishart. Majority of his books including “Chapters in life of Paul”, were published in the 1950s. Editing was done much later on in the early phases of the 21st century. The book gives a comparison of the life of Paul and that of Jesus Christ. The author notes that a student studying the life of Paul encounters a much simpler problem compared to a student studying the life of Jesus. This is because reconstructing the life of Jesus involves enormous difficulties. A student concerned with the life of Jesus has to rely almost entirely on the four Gospels, Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John. The earliest gospel book was written a generation following the end of Jesus’ ministry. Neither Jesus nor any of his disciples wrote the gospel books. Therefore, there is a high probability that the memories of his actions and words were changed, even beyond recognition. ...
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