St Paul - 24129764
* St Paul, originally known as Paul of Tarsus, is believed to have been born in 5 AD in Tarsus, Mersin and passed away in 67 AD in Rome. * Paul was born as a citizen of Rome and brought up through the Jewish faith by a well-known Rabbi. * Paul later became one of Jesus’ Apostles and we know this for as in one of his pieces he writes about the Last Supper. * It is believed that without Paul, the Major Religion known today as Christianity wouldn’t have been entirely possible. * Paul is seen as the second founder of Christianity.
Paul’s Christian Missionary’s
* Paul travelled thousands of miles around the Mediterranean to spread the word of Jesus and through Paul the doctrine that would convert Christianity from a small part of Judaism into the widespread faith that it is today was created. * Paul made three missionary journeys within his lifetime. * On the first Missionary, Paul traveled to Pisidia, Cypress, Pamphylia and Lycaonia. * Paul’s second missionary was undertaken whilst accompanied by Silas, Timothy and Luke. * Paul’s third missionary was very similar to his second as he visited almost everyone of his previous destinations, making Ephesus the center of his Missionary.
Paul’s Influence On the Development Of Christianity
* Paul wrote the following books from the New Testament: Romans, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon. * Paul wrote a significant proportion of the New Testament. * His works have also been used, among other things, to justify homophobia, slavery and anti-Semitism. He has also been accused of being anti-feminist, although many modern scholars would argue that in fact he helped the cause of women church. * Pauls Letters created the roots for much following Christian theology. * Paul defined Christianity in action through his doctrinal books.
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