• Great Themes of Paul

  • Life as Participation
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 03-05-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
  • 4.7 (160 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In language that Paul might use if he were preaching and writing today, Rohr presents Paul’s all-embracing vision and invites us to enter into the mystery of Christ and be transformed. Rohr breaks new ground by applying up-to-date theories of our universe, integrating them with Paul’s revolutionary thinking about sin, saints and spirituality.
Deep and complex, Paul may seem to be full of inconsistencies: arrogant but also humble, a fervent believer but a probing, critical thinker, a mystic but also a missionary community builder. Rohr admits the difficulties in understanding the short excerpts of Paul’s letters read at Sunday Mass. He analyzes the letters and explains the great themes. He challenges our usual understandings and invites us to imitate Paul and enter into the mystery in organic solidarity with the Risen Christ. Rohr sees us as partaking in the incredible transformation of the whole cosmos that struggles with the pattern of descent and ascent that is revealed and affirmed in Jesus.
©2002 Richard Rohr, O.F.M. (P)2002 St. Anthony Messenger Press
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By Robert on 12-28-13

Deeply Compassionate, Engaged Theology

Saint Paul has always been my favourite writer, since I first started to have favourite writers. Paul evangelized me both for literature and religion. What he writes is so eloquent, and so psychologically penetrating, it must be true in some sense. The author of the present book, Richard Rohr, talks about Paul's spirituality as one of inner transformation and growth. Between them, Paul and Jesus created the human individual as a unit of worth in mankind's evaluation of things. Rohr is gentle and passionate in the extreme, and teaches us many insights of wisdom and deep religious principles. His book is sure to give you new ways to understand your faith and the marvellous truths of theology.

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By Mr on 10-15-15

Healing to my Christian upbring

Would you listen to Great Themes of Paul again? Why?

Because its a mind opener. If you were like me you were raised on fear, and narrow minded Christian views that were both judgemental and quite literally childish.What a relief to listen to this. Blew me away, made me believe not only in the man Paul but helped me understand Jesus and the Christ in a way which made sense to my thinking, feeling and processing mind. I feel like Rohr's telling of Pauls transformational story allows us all a context in which to understand our spiritual unfolding and the dilemmas we face. I have fallen in love with the Jesus story, and will never see the crucifixion in the same light again. Wow :-)

Have you listened to any of Richard Rohr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to a lot of Rohrs work. This is my favourite. I have been asking myself why. I dont yet have a firm answer. But I think you can hear Rohr's own passion burn through as he "defends" Paul and reveals a story and perspective that is alive and at once speaks to our modern struggles.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly got to bed a bit to late on quite a few nights because I just wanted a little bit more and a little bit more.

Any additional comments?

I hope this gives folk the huge reframe that it has given my own struggles that life brings

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By mrs l wymant on 07-07-17

loved it

Loved this man's honesty and he knows who he is in The Lord not denominationally

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By izabela on 08-07-16

Great Job, very well presented!

Where does Great Themes of Paul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ive only listened to a few but all RIchard's books are wonderful

What did you like best about this story?

The way he delivers it, he tries many different ways to present material.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of it

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did both

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