I want to take a wee break from posting on Stringfellow to commend another book, namely Anthony Thiselton’s The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle and his Thought.
Here’s a book written by someone who has wrestled long and hard with the subject but doesn’t feel the need to keep reminding you of that fact, a book written in full awareness and appreciation of the technical issues and debates going on in the background but is not sidetracked or straightjacketed by them, a book which articulates the subject at hand with sensitivity, pastoral wisdom, theological acumen, and a level of clarity and conciseness that I struggle to reach writing a birthday card.
Anthony Thiselton’s brief for The Living Paul was to pen ‘something which makes Paul accessible, but without undue oversimplification’. He has fulfilled this brief impressively. Many an undergrad will be helped here.