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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Paul
Paul preached in the synagogue every Sabbath day, and when the violent opposition of the Jews denied him entrance there he withdrew to an adjoining house which was the property of a proselyte named Titus Justus.
According to them Paul was the creator of theology, the founder of the Church, the preacher of asceticism, the defender of the sacraments and of the ecclesiastical system, the opponent of the religion of love and liberty which Christ came to announce to the world.
Paul never answers this question directly, but he shows us the drama of Calvary under three aspects, which there is danger in separating and which are better understood when compared: (a) at one time the death of Christ is a sacrifice intended, like the sacrifice of the Old Law, to expiate sin and propitiate God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11567b.htm   (10754 words)

  
 Apostle Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While Bruce's primary concern is to portray the life of the apostle Paul, he also examines the main themes of Paul's thought, set in their historical background and illustrated from his letters.
As Paul, writer of some of the meatiest chunks of the New Testament and zealous missionary to the Gentiles, he became one of the most controversial figures in history.
Using Paul's letter to the Romans as the foundation for his monumental study of Paul's theology, James D. Dunn describes Paul's teaching on God, sin, humankind, Christology, salvation, the church, and the nature of the Christian life.
www.kenanderson.net /store/bible/apostle_paul.html   (885 words)

  
 APOSTLE SAUL (PAUL)
The apostle Paul was at first a great enemy to the Christian, being present at the stoning of Stephen, the executioners laying their cloaks at his feet.
Paul's great abilities and earnest enthusiasm in spreading the gospel of Christ have made his name revered wherever the Christian religion is known.
At one point, the apostle Paul was a prisoner in Rome and after being released, as part of his further missionary journeys, it is believed that he visited Gaul and Spain.
www.biblepath.com /paul.html   (267 words)

  
 apostle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The apostles of the first rank are saints Peter, Andrew, James (the Greater), John, Thomas, James (the Less), Jude (or Thaddaeus), Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Matthias (replacing Judas Iscariot).
Paul is always classed as an apostle, and so sometimes are a few others, such as St. Barnabas.
For the Apostles’ Creed, see creed; for the Teaching of the Apostles, see Didache; for the earliest account of their activities, see Acts of the Apostles.
www.bartleby.com /65/ap/apostle.html   (201 words)

  
 Paul (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
His circumcision-name was Saul, and probably the name Paul was also given to him in infancy "for use in the Gentile world," as "Saul" would be his Hebrew home-name.
For the purpose of obtaining a settlement of this question, Paul and Barnabas were sent as deputies to consult the church at Jerusalem.
The soldiers who kept guard over Paul were of course changed at frequent intervals, and thus he had the opportunity of preaching the gospel to many of them during these "two whole years," and with the blessed result of spreading among the imperial guards, and even in Caesar's household, an interest in the truth (Phil.
christiananswers.net /dictionary/paul.html   (2849 words)

  
 Apostle Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul, in Galatians, bears out the impression given in Acts that he was converted as a result of a vision on the road to Damascus, on his way to apprehend some of the scattered converts.
Paul states in Galatians that he did not revisit Jerusalem for 14 years, and, when he finally did so, it was to deal with the problem of Gentile membership of the church.
Paul says that he and Barnabas went “by revelation,” perhaps meaning as a result of a message from a prophet, not in response to a summons from Jerusalem as stated in Acts.
www.kat.gr /kat/history/Rel/Chr/PaulApostle.htm   (6527 words)

  
 The Apostle Paul
The apostle Paul was one of the most famous citizens of the Roman Empire and without question one of the most influential individuals in history.
Paul knew that the existence of God can easily be perceived by anyone, that man can become aware of God, but that many men's deliberate sin halted this good beginning by immoral activities which accompanied their idolatry.
Paul's escort on the trip to Rome was a platoon of Roman soldiers under Julius, a centurion of the Augustan Cohort.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/paul.html   (1822 words)

  
 Chronology of Apostle Paul's Journeys and Epistles
Paul after the imprisonment in Rome: We know that Paul had further journeys after he was released from the prison in Rome in 63 AD.
Paul was apparently at liberty as well, since they planned to then go to visit the Hebrews.
Paul said he was hoping to come to Timothy in Ephesus shortly, but may have to tarry long (1 Timothy 3:14-15).
www.matthewmcgee.org /paultime.html   (2835 words)

  
 Apostle Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul has been the subject of many high profile revisionists who are taking another look at the great apostle.
Paul preached the new covenant, which is a covenant and not a conglomeration (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 8:6-9).
Paul should certainly be appreciated for the great apostle that he was, and who, second to Jesus, was the greatest exponent of Christianity that the world has ever seen.
www.gospelgazette.com /gazette/1999/oct/page14.shtml   (1540 words)

  
 The Apostle Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Last of all, as to one born abnormally, he appeared to me. For I am the least of the apostles, not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Paul was able to form entire communities of gentile believers with little or no attachment to Judaism.
It is clear from Paul's letters that to him, the supreme significance of Jesus was found in his death and resurrection.
www.cbhs.org /rmartin/contents/paul_outline5064.htm   (1089 words)

  
 Reassessing Apostle Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although an apostle to the gentiles, Paul remained thoroughly Jewish in his outlook and saw the Christian movement as a means of expanding and reforming traditional Judaism.
Richard Horsley and historian Neil Asher Silberman, Paul became convinced that Jesus's earlier incarnation as a poor Galilean peasant was "merely a prelude to his revelation as Israel's messianic redeemer," spoken of in the Hebrew scriptures.
Christ was for Paul "not so much the man [the disciples] remembered (though of course he was that) but a presence of divine love in the hearts of believers." There was no quoting of Jesus's parables or aphorisms in Paul's writings, adds Gregory C. Jenks, rector at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Drayton, Australia.
www.manytruths.com /ap.htm   (1973 words)

  
 The Paul Page: Dedicated to the New Perspective on Paul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul as the New Abraham by Pamela Eisenbaum.
New Perspectives on Paul by N.T. Wright is a transcript of a 2003 Edinburgh Conference lecture.
The Paul of History and the Apostle of Faith by N.T. Wright is a 1978 lecture.
www.thepaulpage.com   (3816 words)

  
 Beliefnet joins Peter Jennings and ABCNews.com for a special report about Jesus and Paul -- Beliefnet.com
Jesus, not Paul, is the founder of Christianity.
Paul treats Sin as a power which is not only alien to God but almost as powerful.
Paul: Conversion | Missionary | Judaism |; Faith v.
www.beliefnet.com /features/jesusandpaul   (254 words)

  
 Patron Saints Index: Saint Paul the Apostle
He was baptized, changed his name to Paul to reflect his new persona, and began travelling and preaching.
But the time came when he who had set me apart before I was born and called me by his favor chose to reveal his Son to me, that I might spread among the Gentiles the good tidings concerning him.
Immediately, without seeking human advisers or even going to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before me, I went off to Arabia; later I returned to Damascus.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintp12.htm   (468 words)

  
 Epistles of Apostle Paul
As much as Apostle Paul presented himself before kings as strong, forthright and unshakeable in his beliefs, so was he decisive and sincere in his relations with his fellow-brother Apostles.
Paul received his initial education in Tarsus, and probably became familiar with the pagan culture, since his acquaintance with gentile writers is clearly shown in his speeches and writings (Acts 17:28; 1 Cor.
Before his conversion to Christ, Saint Paul (then Saul) was a strict Pharisee, fulfiller of the law of Moses and the traditions of his fathers, thinking that he could be justified by the works of the law and his zeal for the faith of his fathers, reaching even fanaticism.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/bible8_e.htm   (6801 words)

  
 Apostle Paul Founder of Christianity
Paul's self-assessment is closer to the historical truth, which is that he was the founder of Christianity.
Paul's new doctrine, however, met with disapproval from the Jewish-Christians of the Jerusalem Church, who regarded the substitution of Jesus' atoning death for the observance of the Torah as a lapse into paganism.
Related to Paul's interpretation of the resurrection are his concepts of faith, which he explains through his explanation of Abraham, and of righteousness and the forgiveness for sins, using language that Augustine of Hippo later elaborated on in his formulation of original sin.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/paul/paul.htm   (4627 words)

  
 Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches
Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches is a brilliant and illuminating video production.
Beginning with his conversion, it reenacts the Apostle Paul's missionary journeys on Anatolian soil (modern Turkey).
Yet Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches is more than a historical survey; this production's reenactment of the miracles Paul performed, the difficulties Paul encountered, and the persecution Paul faced beckons the viewer to experience with the Apostle himself the birth of the Christian Church.
www.apostlepaulthefilm.com   (206 words)

  
 Saint Paul the Apostle to the Nations
Paul’s significance in the history of Christianity can hardly be underestimated: an indefatigable missionary, the first interpreter of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Gentile world, he is also the author of more New Testament books than any other writer.
Paul was “educated strictly according to the law of our fathers” at the rabbinical school conducted in Jerusalem by the great rabbi Gamaliel (Acts 22:3).
Paul’s letters are exactly that: letters, occasional writings meant to deal with specific issues in the churches to which he addressed them.
www.stpaulsirvine.org /html/saintpaul.html   (2192 words)

  
 Paul: The greatest apostle, above the Twelve, or a false apostle and liar?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
from the New Testament Scriptures alone that "Apostle Paul" is a self-proclaimed apostle and a liar.
The conflicts between Paul and the original apostles are presented in the New Testament primarily from Paul's side.
Paul the gnostic opponent of Peter, not an apostle of historic Christianity, by Alvin Boyd Kuhn
yahuah.org /Paul.html   (851 words)

  
 HEAR BROTHER SAL TEACH
God chose Paul to be the founder of Christianity.
Paul could never have given a false teaching because he didn’t know any.
The only element about the Church that God kept secret from Paul was the timing of the end, as God had already sealed it up in the word of prophecy revealed to Daniel.
www.chn-net.com /support/rapture_ad.html   (376 words)

  
 New Testament Gateway: Paul the Apostle
Current features include Corinth at the Time of Paul's Arrival, Maps Related to the Life of Paul and an Annotated Bibliography and more features are to be added throughout 2000 and 2001.
By Craig Koester: clearly presented and nicely illustrated introduction to the life of Paul based on the Acts of the Apostles.
The Corpus Paul Email List: for the "scholarly discussion and evaluation of critical questions surrounding the life, influence, teaching, theology, and the writings of the Apostle Paul".
www.ntgateway.com /paul   (535 words)

  
 Catholic Online - Saints & Angels - St. Paul
Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus.
We gather, however, from the Pastoral Epistles and from tradition that at the end of the two years St. Paul was released from his Roman imprisonment, and then traveled to Spain, later to the East again, and then back to Rome, where he was imprisoned a second time and in the year 67, was beheaded.
In his Epistles, St. Paul shows himself to be a profound religious thinker and he has had an enduring formative influence in the development of Christianity.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=91   (538 words)

  
 Apostle Paul's Shipwreck: An Historical Examination of Acts 27 and 28   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Apostle Paul's Shipwreck: An Historical Examination of Acts 27 and 28
Following the Apostle Paul's missionary journeys, he was arrested in Judea, tried, and then transported as a prisoner to Rome.
From the standpoint of historical evidence, the account found in the book of Acts recording Saint Paul's voyage and shipwreck is supported by a wealth of detail.
www.parsagard.com /shipwreck.htm   (80 words)

  
 Bible Map: Apostle Paul's Last Missionary Journey to Rome - at BibleStudy.org
63 A.D. Paul is acquitted in the Spring and goes to Macedonia and Asia Minor.
During the Spring of A.D. Paul is in a Roman prison.
The Apostle Paul is executed in the Summer (May or June).
www.biblestudy.org /maps/paul-to-rome-map.html   (247 words)

  
 Evidence and Paul's Journeys - History, Missionary Journeys, and Life of the Apostle Paul
The record of Paul's travels, found in the Acts of the Apostles, is discovered to be astonishingly accurate when tested against the many political, social, and geographical details connected with the cities and provinces through which he passed.
If you want to understand the history that surrounds the Apostle Paul's journeys, then this is the book for you.
If the eight individuals named by Paul in his letter to Rome had been listed by Luke as accompanying Paul to Jerusalem on his final journey to that city, we would strongly suspect that Luke had simply copied the names from Paul's Roman letter.
www.parsagard.com   (465 words)

  
 As Paul tells it ... Home
A remarkable amount of material about the apostle is available from his letters.
Without having to depend upon the Book of Acts, we can learn directly from Paul himself not only what he taught his congregations, but also a great deal about his comings and goings and about problems he faced.
For direct access to the various pages where Paul theologizes about Christ, otherwise known as Christology, click here, and go to texts from 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians and Romans.
www.paulonpaul.org   (312 words)

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