By James D. Tabor
In this “compulsively readable exploration of the tangled global of Christian origins” (Publishers Weekly), spiritual historian James Tabor illuminates the earliest years of Jesus’ teachings earlier than Paul formed them into the faith we all know today.
This attention-grabbing exam of the earliest years of Christianity unearths how the fellow we name St. Paul formed Christianity as we all know it at the present time.
Historians recognize virtually not anything concerning the twenty years following the crucifixion of Jesus, whilst his fans regrouped and commenced to unfold his message. in this time Paul joined the circulation and commenced to evangelise to the gentiles. utilizing the oldest Christian records that we have—the letters of Paul—as good as different early Christian resources, historian and pupil James Tabor reconstructs the origins of Christianity. Tabor exhibits how Paul separated himself from Peter and James to introduce his personal model of Christianity, which might proceed to boost independently of the message that Jesus, James, and Peter preached.
Paul and Jesus illuminates the interesting interval of historical past whilst Christianity was once born out of Judaism.