Paul was first and foremost a pastor, addressing particular issues facing people in churches he loved and tended. To read his letters properly is to understand Paul in the context of that world and of his Jewish faith—a faith not replaced but transformed by his experience of Jesus Christ.
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Skinner, Matthew L. “What Every Christian Should Know about Paul’s Letters.” Word & World 30, no. 4 (September 2010): 371–79.
Skinner, Matthew L., "What Every Christian Should Know About Paul's Letters" (2010). Faculty Publications. 194.