Paul's Non-Violent Gospel

The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul's Life and Letters

By Jeremy Gabrielson

Paul's Non-Violent Gospel

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  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2013
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Paul's Non-Violent Gospel

The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul's Life and Letters

By Jeremy Gabrielson

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  • ISBN: 9781620329450
  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $26.00
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About-

Rather than viewing the Apostle Paul's many references to peace and non-retaliation as generalized ethical principles drawn from Paul's background, Jeremy Gabrielson argues that peace and non-retaliation should be understood in relation to Paul's biography of being a violent persecutor of Jesus' followers. After his "Damascus road" experience, Paul zealously announced the gospel, but abandoned his violent ways. His apostolic vocation included calling and equipping assemblies of people whose common life was ordered by a politics characterized by peaceableness. This political dimension of Paul's gospel, in continuity with the earliest evidence we possess regarding Jesus and his disciples, stands in stark contrast to the politics of both the contemporary Roman imperial power as well as those who would seek to replace Rome by violent means.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In Paul's Non-Violent Gospel, Jeremy Gabrielson asks new questions regarding Paul's theological commitments and, in the process, discovers new theological resources within Paul's worldview. This important and challenging work deserves wide consideration."
--Bruce W. Longenecker, W.W. Melton Chair of Religion, Baylor University

"Gabrielson's work is of importance for its scholarly insight and practical instruction. Gabrielson establishes beyond any doubt that Paul's encounter with the risen Jesus radically changed Paul's life, politics, and character; practically, the work reminds the contemporary church that how Jesus embraced non-violence stood at the center of what Paul required of all believers. Scholarly, yet accessible, the book needs to find a home among groups of readers--from the graduate seminar on Paul to home bible studies, not only in the United States and Canada, but throughout the world."
--John W. Wright, Professor of Theology and Christian Scriptures, Point Loma Nazarene University

"In this elegantly written and persuasively argued book, Jeremy Gabrielson demonstrates that non-violence and peacemaking were central to Paul's post-conversion identity, his Gospel, and the various communities he founded. This is a game-changing book that everyone interested in Paul, New Testament ethics, and Christian discipleship should read."
--Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore

Contributors-

Jeremy Gabrielson

Bio(s)-

Jeremy Gabrielson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) lives in Scotts Valley, California.

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