Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches by F. Gerald Downing

The author explores the teachings of Paul, arguing that the development of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed a great deal to the views of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the Gods and of the ethos of civic society. He engages in a lucid Pauline commentary and offers some startling and ground-breaking views of Paul and his Word. Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches is a unique and controversial book, particularly in its endorsement of the simple and ascetic life proffered in Paul's teachings in comparison with the greedy, consumerist and self-promoting nature of today's society.

Buy Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches by F. Gerald Downing from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415171595
ISBN-10: 0415171598
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches by F. Gerald Downing

Book Reviews - Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches by F. Gerald Downing

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches book by F. Gerald Downing and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - F. Gerald Downing

F. Gerald Downing is Vicar of the parish of St. Simon and St. Jude, Great Lever, Bolton. He is the author of numerous books including Christ and the Cynics (JSOT/SAC 1998) and Cynics and Christian Origins (T & T Clark 1992).

Books By F. Gerald Downing

Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches by F. Gerald Downing
Paperback, September 2012
$71.99