Paul's Attorney

Original Title: Der Anwalt des Paulus

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-579-08540-1
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

Date of publication: October 23, 2017
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Rights sold to: Italy (Ed. Claudiana), Japan (Kyo Bun Kwan), Spain (Sígueme), Taiwan (South & North Publ.)

Gerd  Theißen - Paul's Attorney


The story of Paul as it has never before been told

Erasmus, rhetor and attorney in Rome, is to defend a young Roman citizen called Paul. He has been commissioned by the Jewish community he is close to without himself wanting to be a Jew. Paul stands for a new way of thinking within Judaism – and is at loggerheads with everybody: with his fellow Jews, with the Roman elite and before long also with his attorney. The fact that he falls in love only makes everything more complicated …

Gerd Theißen has brought to life the plurality and diversity of the ancient world, its philosophy, its culture and its tendencies. He tells of how early Christianity struggles for its own identity and its place in the world. Packed with facts, entertaining and atmospherically dense.


"Theißen's narrative approach to this historical material is a classic." chrismon


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