By James M. Campbell
From the preface
In the Lives of Paul that have seemed, scant justice has been performed to the magical aspect in his spiritual adventure and in his educating. And but not anything is extra attribute of Paul than his mysticism.
He used to be the type of guy who couldn't be content material to live at the open air of faith, yet sought to arrive that that's furthest within.
II. a non secular Mystic
III. A Christian Mystic
IV. An Evangelical Mystic
V. A Rational Mystic
VI. a realistic Mystic
VII. How Paul Nourished the magical Life
VIII. The Message of Paul the Mystic to the Church of this present day
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