A sect of Judasim, often criticized by Jesus for their strict adherence to the law
Saul persecuted early Christians who still considered themselves a sect of Judasim
The Roman spelling for Saul
Greek philosophy, Roman law, and Jewish law
Born in Tarsus, Paul was well-educated in what?
Jews and Roman citizens, a rare privilege
Paul's family were both
In Greek, not Aramaic
Paul's epistles were written in
The Conversion of/to Paul
On the road to Damascus in 33-35 C.E., only a few years after Jesus' death. "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
"Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord..."
In Luke's words
Acts 22: 6-16 and 26: 12-18
In Paul's words
Galatians 2: 1-4
Paul ______ met Jesus of Nazareth
Paul ______ get along with Jesus' friends
Paul _______ transformed by his Damascus experience of Christ
Because of Paul, the entire course of ___________ was changed
Paul introduced ____________ to Christ
symbolic of his transformation
Paul is no longer welcome among is people, but is also not entirely loved by Greco-Roman either
friends, family, and wealth
Paul gave up what for "Christ"
Philippians 3: 5-9
Joins Christian community, waits ____ years after conversion to start preaching
Jewish-Christians (Jesus' disciples)
____ still don't know him
Paul Heals the Lame in Lystra
14 years after he started preaching
He finally meets the disciples
Council of Jerusalem
Faith vs. The Law
Gal. 2: 15-21
declares faith in Christ is more important than the law
Paul challenges the very rigidity he used to subscribe to, and ___________
Jewish Christians and Gentiles
Could be Christians
They didn't have to get circumcised and they didn't have to keep Kosher law, etc
Gentiles did not have to become Jews to be Christians or
Paul continues traveling
Has a variety of adventures
Imprisoned in Rome
Inciting a riot
House arrest for two years
where he continued writing
Peter is crucified in Rome, upside down (St. Peter's, he didn't deserve to be crucified like Jesus)
66 - 73 C.E.
The First Jewish Roman War
The Temple is destroyed, and with it the foundation of ancient Judaism
Christianity and Judaism seperate for good
Paul's epistles, by either luck or grace, survive for
Christianity splits from Judaism for good
With the destruction of the temple and the deaths of the original apostles
Christians would have died as a small as a sect of Judaism, and the most of us in this room would not be Christians
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