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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Chilton Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781455193974
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Rabbi Paul is at once a compelling, highly readable biography and a window on how Jesus’ message was transformed from a loosely organized, grassroots peasant movement into a religion embraced by millions around the world. Drawing on Paul’s own writings as well as historical and scholarly documents about his life and times, Chilton portrays an all-too-human saint who helped to create both the most beautiful and the most troublesome aspects of the Church. He shows that Paul sought to specify the correct approach to such central concerns as sexuality, obedience, faith, conscience, and spirit, to define religion as an institution, and to clarify the nature of the religious personality—issues that Christians still struggle with today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An eloquent biographical masterpiece.”

    Jerusalem Post

  • “[Chilton’s] inviting prose, ability to recreate the cultural contexts of Paul’s life, and deep affection for the Apostle bring new life to a tale that has been told many times before.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An insightful and highly readable biography…Like Paul himself, bold and fascinating.”


  • “Informative and impressive…Scholars and lay readers alike will enjoy this lively, engaging, and often moving book. Recommended for all libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “A refreshing new biography of Paul…Altogether, this is an eminently readable and stimulating book.”

    Australian Biblical Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 3/27/2012

    " The historical and social context of Paul very much informs my understanding of his writings. Having never been terribly fond of him before this book made me more sympathetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/14/2010

    " Finding a good history pertaining to Paul has always been a challenge. This is a great book and offers a good introduction to Paul and his ministry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D. | 6/15/2009

    " I just started to read this very intellectual book... we'll see how it is... "

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About the Author

Bruce Chilton is the Bernard Iddings Bell professor of religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and priest at the Free Church of Saint John in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including the widely acclaimed Rabbi Jesus.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.