Books on the Life of Paul

I am doing a bit of writing on the life and ministry of Paul and I have found that this is a fairly limited area within evangelical scholarship. There are many works on the theology of Paul but not so much on his life. I have Richard Longenecker’s The Ministry and Message of Paul and F. F. Bruce’s Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Is there anything else you have read that makes a contribution to the subject beyond these?

8 responses to this post.

  1. You might want to look at John McRay’s Paul: His Life and Teaching (Baker, 2003).

  2. Posted by Scott Slayton on October 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Robert Reymond has a book on Paul called “Paul: Missionary Theologian.” It spends a good deal of time working through the narratives in Acts.

  3. Greetings….McRay – yes, also Brian J. Dodd, “The Problem with Paul”, Murphy-O’Connor, “Paul – A Critical Life”, and the best background on Paul as a Pharisee I have read, N.T. Wright’s “What Saint Paul Really Said” – specifically Chapter 2, “Saul the Persecutor, Paul the Convert.” Blessings on your work.

  4. Don’t forget about Hiebert’s bio book on this topic.

  5. Yes. You can learn a lot about a person not only by studying them but also by examining their friends and enemies. :) In that regard this book will be a helpful contribution to your study.

  6. how abt tom shreiner’s book on Paul?

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