Published in German.
This Guide to Paul focuses on the life, letters and theology of Paul. These main subjects are framed by research history and a description of the impact and the reception of the apostle. More than forty authors depict the path of Paul the Pharisee to Paul the apostle to the Gentiles, analyze his letters and reconstruct the origins of his Christian theology. All those who read the entire Guide will find themselves in a broad research landscape which for some may be new and unfamiliar in that it deals with issues of ancient history, epistolography as well as cultural and social history. Paul's theology, his letters and his language have had a distinctive impact on Christianity. It is the goal of the Guide to Paul to provide students, lecturers and all those interested in a central figure in early Christianity with an introduction to a lively research environment on Paul as a person and on his work.