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Month: November 2017

Introduction: Paul Found in His Letters

Introduction: Paul Found in His Letters

From the author: George Martin I welcome feedback, editorial suggestions, and questions. I’m going public with my chapters as they evolve in the proper order. I’m am also seeking a major publisher who will publish this book. Let me know what you think using the comments part of this website. (Please note the working title for this book had been “Meeting the St. Paul You Never Thought You’d Meet.” That  title has changed to reflect the basic strategy behind my…

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Chapter 2: Paul in Arabia

Chapter 2: Paul in Arabia

This is the second chapter to my book “Paul Found: In His Letters.” I welcome comments and feedback.   Chapter 1                       Paul in Arabia (Dec. 4, 2017)   “Thus the narratives which we live out have both an unpredictable and a partially teleological character.” [Alastair McIntyre, After Virtue, 215 – 216] From Paul’s seven letters we are able to discover fragments of a man’s life. That’s the best we can…

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Chapter 3: What’s in a Name?

Chapter 3: What’s in a Name?

The Third Chapter: What’s in a Name? This is a pdf. It contains a number of images of Paul. Since it is a pdf. document it is posted differently from the first two chapters. Simply click on What‘s in a Name (2018) highlighted below. to read this chapter.   What’s in a Name (2018)

Chapter 4 — Paul the Storyteller

Chapter 4 — Paul the Storyteller

Chapter 4  Paul the Storyteller “The art of perspective is to see yourself small on the stage of another person’s story.” [Solnit, The Faraway Nearby, #6] Against a background of a seminary library shelves filled with titles reflecting what Paul thought and believed, I want to emphasize a topic rarely considered. Paul was primarily a storyteller. There are multi-layered narratives to be discovered in Paul letters. We have some detective work to do. We will discover many clues to Paul…

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Chapter 5: Paul Lost in The Crowd

Chapter 5: Paul Lost in The Crowd

 Chapter 5: Paul Lost in the Crowd (Editorial suggestions are welcome! ghm)   “Exploring and narrating the Pauline story can be a means to articulate a counter narrative, a challenge to this (and other) dominant narratives, a means to envisage human communities in which a different story constructs a different sense of identity and undergirds different patterns of community practice.”[1]   “Let him wander through the city, an exile from the bridge and the hill Let him be the least…

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