Paul's Impact on Christianity Analytical Essay by Ben

Paul's Impact on Christianity
A discussion of ways to understand Paul the Apostle.
# 1025 | 1,570 words | 2 sources | 2000 | US


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"Formerly Saul of Tarsus, a well-educated Pharisaic Jew who persecuted the early Christian churches, which he considered blasphemous, Paul the Apostle converted to Christianity after direct divine intervention. Having seen and heard the arisen Jesus, Paul rejected his former views to become among the most significant proselytizers of the early Christian church. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, created several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Greece. Paul's letters, canonical writings of the New Testament, demonstrate his commitment to permanently influencing the communities so that the new converts would adopt practices that Paul considered correct. Of course, Paul's need to exert influence against competing Christian practices demonstrates that early Christian practice was neither well defined nor monolithic. Paul's writings substantively influenced these early Christian communities, and his theology, which preaches Christ crucified, facilitated the growth of Christianity as a religion. Paul is best understood, therefore, as a missionary who advanced Christians? understanding of the significance of Jesus, and not as the founder of a new "Paulist" version of Christianity."

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