A brilliant, sophisticated Jewish citizen of the Roman Empire has an unexpected encounter which transforms his life. He proceeds to spread thar revolutionary experience in a few decades throughout the known world. ‘Beside Paul,’ observed a British jurist and statesman, ‘the doings of Alexander the Great and Napoleon fade into insignificance.’
What sort of person was this implacable foe of Christianity who became perhaps its all-time most effective advocate? Was he a traitor to his own people? A male chauvinist? What was the secret of his life and achievements? Can we learn from this master strategist how we too can have a part in re-motivating people and nations?
Taking up these and related issues, No Human Affair is intended both for the reader with some knowledge of Paul, and for anyone concerned with solving the threatening antagonisms in today’s world. Its twenty topical chapters are fully referenced and indexed, with maps.
Rodney Usher-Wilson carried out his ministry as an Anglican priest on three continents. Born in South Africa, educated and ordained in England, he served ten years in India. ln 1941 he married Madeleine Steen, Paris-educated daughter of a Norwegian banker and his English wife. After World War II, based in New York City and later in near-by Bronxville. They worked extensively in America and Europe with the program of Moral Re-Armament. His writings include several books and numerous magazine articles. No Human Affair, his final work, was completed shortly before his death in I983 at the age of 75.
Wrote preacher and author Norman Vincent Peale: ‘Rodney Usher-Wilson was one of the truly great Christians of our time. He was a skilled workman whose expertise in the building of Christ’s kingdom will long endure.’
The Foreword by Manning M. Pattillo, Jr., president of Oglethorpe University, evaluates the author from the perspective of a long-time friend and fellow communicant at Christ Church, Bronxville.
The cover illustration shows Paul as pictured in a Sixth Century mosaic in Ravenna, Italy.