Shaul of Tarsos

The Man Who Came to Be Known as Saint Paul

by Richard W. Coan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781420806601
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781420806618
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781420806625

About the Book

As the primary architect of early Christianity, Saint Paul exerted an influence on Western thought exceeding that of any other individual.  What enabled him to do that?

Both Jew and Roman citizen, he grew up in a region dominated by Greek culture and had a command of at least three languages.  This novel builds on what is known of the first-century Roman Empire, the conflicting cultures, and the life and views of Paul himself.  It then proceeds to create a plausible picture of the character of this man, of his inner struggles, and of the sorts of people with whom he interacted as he sought his path and went on to pursue it energetically until the end of his life.

About the Author

Richard W. Coan is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology and resides in Tucson, Arizona.

As a child he began composing music and writing stories and poems.  Though drawn to the arts, he was also intrigued by the puzzles of human consciousness, the sense of personal identity, and the varied idiosyncrasies of the people he knew.  His search for understanding led to a career in psychology.

As a professor at the University of Arizona he published numerous articles and books. His specialties included personality theory, the evolution of consciousness, the psychology of religion, Jungian theory, and archetypal symbolism in myths, tales, and dreams.

In recent years he has written three novels:  A Princess for Larkin, Horatio, and Shaul of Tarsos.