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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Madness of Saint Paul

Some years ago I read an excellent book manuscript by Richard Dormandy for a study of 2 Corinthians called The Madness of Saint Paul. It was an academic volume arguing that in 2 Corinthians Paul was in the process of recovering from a severe mental breakdown. I found the book to be full of fascinating ideas — exegetically stimulating and innovative, theologically constructive, and pastorally beneficial. Sadly that book has never been published. However, Richard Dormany has recently published an accessible, short version of that manuscript. I have not read it yet but I am sure that it will be very interesting. It very much sounds like the kind of book that church leaders and Christian counsellors ought to read. Here is a flyer for the book. And here is a link for a website for the book.

3 comments:

Lost Narnian said...

Sounds like a Wipf and Stock project...

Richard said...

Thanks Robin - it's a small book bursting with new thoughts!
Richard

Anonymous said...

who said to whom
your great learning has made you mad
???