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Paul and the “Tradition” of the Founder-Figures: A Response to James C. Hanges, Paul, Founder of Churches, 2011

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AbstractThe article is a review/response to James C. Hanges’s book Paul, Founder of Churches. It presses further Hanges’s main thesis and challenges well-established traditions in the approach both to ancient Greece as well as Early Christianity.

Affiliations: 1: University of Alberta Program in Religious


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1. Arnal William , McCutcheon Russell T. The Sacred is the Profane: The Political Nature of “Religion.” 2012 New York Oxford University Press
2. Hanges James C. Paul, Founder of Churches 2011
3. Hanges James C. Hanges James C. , Idinopulos Thomas A. , Wilson Brian C. "“Socrates and Jesus: Comparing Founder-Figures in the Classroom.”" Comparing Religions: Possibilities and Perils? 2006 Leiden; Boston Brill 143 173
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