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By F. Gerald Downing

F. Gerald Downing explores the lessons of Paul, arguing that the improvement of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed greatly to the perspectives of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the gods and of the ethos of civic society.
F. Gerald Downing examines the recent testomony writings of Paul, explaining how he may were visible, heard, perceived and understood by way of his culturally and ethnically different converts and disciples. He engages in a lucid Pauline observation and provides a few startling and ground-breaking perspectives of Paul and his Word.
Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches is a different and debatable booklet, quite in its endorsement of the easy and ascetic existence proffered in Paul's teachings compared to the grasping, consumerist and self-promoting nature of modern society.

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