Define what Bruce means when he uses the term “mysticism” regarding Paul and his
visions. How did the “mysteries” that Paul received relate to his ministry and the church?
Was Paul’s theology based on mystical experiences? Why or why not? How would you
respond to a person today who claimed to have mystical revelations from God with little or
no reference to the Bible?
Describe Paul’s gospel in regard to the elements he learned from the disciples in Jerusalem and in regards
to those elements he received by revelation. To whom did Paul talk when he went to Jerusalem? How do
we know? how the similarities and deference’s between tradition and revelation in Paul’s gospel