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14. Paul as Missionary

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Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)

The New Testament and other texts provide us with many accounts of the Apostle Paul, some that contradict each other. Throughout the history of Christianity, Paul has assumed many different roles for different people. For the early Christians he was primarily a martyr. For St. Augustine, and later Martin Luther, he was a man interpreting the Gospel through his psychological struggle with guilt. The historical Paul seems to have been a man preaching an apocalyptic message to the gentiles.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Paul, the Protean Apostle
13:16 - Chapter 2. Who Is the Historical Paul?
30:07 - Chapter 3. Paul the Apocalyptic Apostle to the Gentiles

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2009.