A Polite Bribe

A Polite Bribe September 23, 2013

I was asked to review the forthcoming documentary movie, A Polite Bribe, about the apostle Paul’s “offering” to the Jerusalem church from the Gentile churches he established. Unfortunately, my access to the online preview expired before I could finish watching. But from what I saw, I can say it is worth watching and offers interesting perspectives from scholars and a provocative interpretation of the data. Larry Hurtado has blogged about the film twice, and Richard Fellows has also posted recently about the topic of Paul’s offering.

A Polite Bribe Film will be released through Regal Cinemas Oct 31st in 7-10 selected theaters across the US.

The film is dedicated to the late Alan Segal, and I assume that the interview with him is one of his last recorded interviews:


"I do find it interesting that Ehrman is perfectly happy to posit that Paul’s use ..."

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"I don’t think it’s possible to say much about what pre-Pauline Christians believed because Paul ..."

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"My position is this: for all practical purposes, Paul should be treated as the founder ..."

Mythicism and the Early Christian Band
"Well, then I'm not sure why you were pushing so hard the possibility that Paul ..."

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