John Dominic Crossan

Challenge of Paul Vol. 1

Now shipping!  There are 4 Volumes (Themes) in The Challenge of Paul series.

Paul is one of Christianity’s most impactful, yet most debated and misunderstood figures. In “The Challenge of Paul,” John Dominic Crossan gives us the benefit of his lifelong search for the Paul of history to create a new understanding that sheds new light on Paul and why he is more relevant than ever today.

John Dominic Crossan brings Paul “alive” with his distinctive presentation style. In this provocative series, Crossan confronts our traditional understanding about Paul that seems to support anti-homosexuality, slavery, patriarchy, and the subjugation of women.

The Challenge of Paul: Volume 1 is titled “Paul & Jesus” and contains the Prologue plus 4 lectures: 1) In Search of the Historical Paul; 2) How to Read a Pauline Letter; 3) The Romanization of a Radical; and 4) Jewish Covenant vs Roman Empire. A beautifully-designed electronic transcript for resource leaders and access to downloadable PDF participant guides are available online.