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Paul: Missionary of Jesus
Was Paul the second founder of Christianity, striking off in directions Jesus never envisaged and teaching lessons Christ never endorsed?
In this study Paul Barnett sets out to establish that, current theories aside, the apostle was a true missionary of Jesus, authentically extending the Lord's mission. Arguing that Paul's own writings are uniquely supplemented by Luke's contemporaneously written narrative of the Acts of the Apostles, Barnett follows Paul on a decade of travels, examining him in his historical context and as revealed by his writings.
Including maps of Paul's travels and five helpful appendixes, Paul: Missionary of Jesus is ideal for anyone interested in seeking out the historical truth of Christianity.
Bishop Paul Barnett was the Bishop of North Sydney, is presently part time lecturer at Moore College, Sydney, visiting lecturer at Regent College and writer.
Paul completed a Bachelor of Divinity at Moore College and his twin interests are Christian ministry (clergy and lay) and the 'world' of the era of the New Testament. His passion is to connect the NT as it appeared in that 'world' with the ministry in and to the 'now world'. He has a lifelong interest in Christian origins, the NT in its times and careful exegesis of NT texts, based on the Greek text and has written a number of commentaries.