Paul, arguably one of the most important figures in early Christianity, played a significant role in the spread of faith across ethnic lines. One day, as Paul was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven flashed around him, and he heard the Lord’s voice. Paul was appointed by Him to bring the good news and salvation through faith in Christ to non-Jews. After this encounter with the risen Christ, Paul altered his understanding of Jesus accordingly. He became a missionary and an apostle to the Gentiles, and travelled to Asia Minor, Macedonia, Jerusalem, Arabia, Achaia Syria, Cilicia, and to several other places. He eventually became involved with the church of Antioch. On behalf of God, Paul addressed the issues that arose in the Christian communities he established in his occasional letters. Thirteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament are attributed to Paul.
Paul’s theology clashed with many of the social norms and views that surrounded him in his lifetime. One the most significant and …show more content…
How did Paul subvert Roman Imperial Theology with his Gospel? Why would the Romans find Paul’s theology subversive? (This is where you compare Paul’s theology with that of the Rome series – use at least 8 examples.)
6. How does Philippians, chapter 2, reflect Paul’s ethics?
In a number of his letters, Paul emphasized the importance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. He also stresses the importance of understanding the end of time, the importance of preparing for it, and the importance of how one should go about preparing for the end. His ethics are built around the idea of how one lives in anticipation of the end, something Paul experienced firsthand while writing his letters. He expressed this in Philippians