Paul the Progressive?
The Compassionate Christian’s Guide to Reclaiming the Apostle as an Ally
Eric C. Smith
A generation of biblical scholars have sparked a revolution in thinking about the apostle Paul. Now, bible scholar and progressive Christian pastor Eric C. Smith is helping Christians see how that revolution makes a difference for people engaged in the work of justice and inclusion.
In Paul the Progressive, Smith revisits Paul in light of modern biblical scholarship, telling the story of a Paul who challenged the norms of his day, broke down barriers of gender and ethnicity, and re-imagined God’s plan for the world in terms of radical inclusion and salvation available to everyone.
Eric C. Smith is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and New Testament Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Smith is the author of two prior academic books, has been a weekly lectionary blogger for a popular blogging platform, and has served as a minister over fifteen years in progressive Christian congregations. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).