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Garry Wills - Misconceptions about St. Paul

Complete video at: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills discusses the letters of Saint Paul, arguing that certain anachronisms in the Apostle's writing have led to undeserved criticism from many modern scholars. ----- Garry Wills on "What Paul Meant." Wills sets out to correct St. Paul's longstanding reputation as the man who corrupted Jesus's message. Reminding us that the epistles are older than the gospels and, therefore, more authoritative renderings of Jesus's teachings. Wills describes the early church as more of an outgrowth of Judaism than a radical departure. - Politics and Prose Garry Wills is an adjunct professor and cultural historian whose many books include penetrating studies of George Washington, Richard Nixon, the Kennedy family, Ronald Reagan, and religion in America. His numerous prizes include the Merle Curti Award of the American Historical Association, the National Book Critics Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and an honorary doctorate from the College of the Holy Cross.
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