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The Pauline Circle: Engaging Portraits of Paul's Friends, Co-Workers, Hosts and Hostesses

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Summary

“Paul,” writes F.F. Bruce, “attracted friends around him as a magnet attracts iron filings.”

In each of the first ten chapters, Professor Bruce engagingly pictures one of Paul’s associates: Ananias and the disciples at Damascus, Barnabas, Silas, Timothy, Luke, Priscilla and Aquila, Apollos, Titus, Onesimus, and Mark. The last two chapters briefly introduce co-workers and hosts and hostesses, who “had no other motive in being so helpful than love of Paul and love of the Master whom he served.”

In creating these portraits, Professor Bruce, widely known as one of the foremost Pauline scholars, examines the relationships of the first-century Christians and gives a clear understanding of people who influenced the New Testament church.

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