The Enemies of Paul: Demons, Satan, Betrayers, and Apostles
Risk Analysis and Recovery of Paul’s Opponents in Thessaloniki, Galatia, and Corinth in the Context of the First Century
Imprint: Resource Publications
"This work represents a new approach to the problem of Paul's opponents. If you are willing to hear what an intelligent, attentive, risk expert and sojourner has to say about these texts we know as familiar, and yet are still strange, I recommend this work and its author to you."
—Stephen J. Patterson, Willamette University
"Busse has an extensive background and expertise in the application of risk analysis. This new approach evaluates responses to risk evidenced in ancient texts when placed in their contemporary setting. I recommend this study and author to you."
—Paul Slovic, University of Oregon, President, Decision Research
“It happens rarely that someone who is well educated in a completely different field makes a serious effort to engage in Bible scholarship from the perspective of one’s own discipline. Extending his use of risk assessment methods to the historical Jesus in his previous book, Busse now applies them to the problem of understanding Paul and his enemies. Offering a rich, textured reading of the historical Paul in his first century background, Busse succeeds in presenting Paul and the early church in their complexity.”
—Loren Crow, PhD