Saint Paul

Life, Epistles and Teaching

Emil Bock; Translated by Maria St Goar

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Offers a spiritual dimension to Paul's background and provides a deeper understanding of this great Christian figure and his teaching.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality
384 pages
Publication date:
24 Nov 2005
2nd edition


Describing the environment into which Saul was born, his education, his conversion before Damascus and his subsequent journeys, Bock's study gives a spiritual dimension to Paul's background, providing a deeper understanding of this great Christian figure and his teaching.

Above all he shows that Paul was the apostle who carried Christianity beyond the Jewish communities to humanity at large. As a zealous Jew, Paul was convinced he was serving the coming Messiah in his persecution of the followers of Jesus.

When the light suddenly came to him before Damascus, his innermost being was opened. Paul shows that the time of the Law of Moses had run its course and conscience as 'inner jurisdiction' was now to replace the rules and laws imposed from without.


'Floris Books are now republishing [Emil Bock's books] in paperback editions, making them more affordable though no less impressive. 'Saint Paul' is a great help in understanding the letters and Acts better. The chapters are divided into clear headings, to make it easy to dip into as required. Bock's conclusions and intuitive assumptions are timeless.'
-- Anna Phillips, Perspectives, June 2006


Emil Bock (1895–1959) was one of the founders of the Christian Community in 1922, and led the movement from 1938 until his death.

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