The Apostle Paul Essay
Three years after his conversion, Paul went to Jerusalem to meet with Cephas (Peter). He remained in Jerusalem for fifteen days. After this time, he also met with James, the Lord’s brother. It was from Peter that Paul learned of the tradition, i.e., the details of Jesus’ teachings during His earthly ministry. It was important for Paul to inquire about the teachings that the disciples had received from the Lord during his time on …show more content…
3.2. Compare and contrast some of the elements of Paul’s theology with the information found in the four Gospels. How are their contents similar or different? What areas of incidental contact are in your opinion most interesting? Give a summary of one element of contact and how it can be applied to Christians today.
Some elements of Paul’s teaching are a convergence of the teachings received from the original apostles (the “tradition”), the teachings received from the historical Jesus (the Gospels), and the teaching received by revelation of the risen Lord (“revelatory”). For example, the traditional account of the Lord’s Supper, as told in Mark and Luke contains language which was used by Paul in his letter to the Corinthians . In Corinthians, Paul sums up the remembrance of the Lord’s sacrifice; however, the meaning of the event isn’t changed. In speaking of the communion,