A. T. Robertson, Paul, the Interpreter of Christ (Logos Free Book of the Month)


Logos has been giving away a free book each month for the last couple of years. This month they are offering a free copy of A. T. Robertson, Paul, the Interpreter of Christ for the Logos Library. This 154 page book is fully formatted for the Logos Library with real page numbers. All the features of Logos are available and the book will appear in the user’s library on both the desktop version of Logos and the iOS Logos app.

If we stop studying Paul, we shall miss much of Christ. A. T. Robertson, Paul, the Interpreter of Christ, p. 6.

A. T. Robertson (1863-1934) is perhaps best known his massive A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in Light of Historical Research. His Word Pictures in the New Testament was a standard work for pastors for many years. He taught at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville until he died in 1934.  Paul, the Interpreter of Christ was published in 1921 and is a companion to his life of Paul (Epochs in the Life of Paul, 1914). He tries to show that Paul did know Jesus, but interpreted him in a way that was distinct from Peter: “It was not a new Christ that Paul had to preach, but he had a more just perspective of the world-mission of Christ than any of the apostles had yet grasped (p.21-22)”

This book deals with some of the problems relating the message of Jesus and Paul. This is a topic which continues to be discussed in contemporary scholarship. David Wenham’s Did Paul Get Jesus Right (Kregel, 2010) and the essays in Todd Still, Jesus and Paul Reconnected (Eerdmans, 2007) indicate that there is a great deal of interest in showing that Paul was an accurate interpreter of Jesus, while Pamela Eisenbaum’s Paul was not A Christian (Harper, 2009) separates Paul from Jesus (or at least the later interpretations of Jesus).

Since the book is long past copyright, it appears in a variety of formats at the Internet Archive, and I did notice someone trying to sell it for $2.99 in the Kindle store. Most of the time these are books I already owned because they were part of some collection I had purchased in the past.  For some reason, this one is new to me. In fact, I enjoyed reading the book as I teach Pauline Lit this semester!

The offer expires at the end of October 2013, so head on over to Logos and get this free book for your Logos library.