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An Introduction to the ApostlePaulEcclesiologyChristologyChrist is Lord (included in the identity of God)Christ reconcilesChrist pays our debts (forgives)Christ is suffering servantSoteriologyReconciliation to God and each otherForgiveness of debtsEntrance into community and way of life (faithAn Introduction to the Apostle PaulSaul/PaulA JewFrom Tarsus (Acts)Circumcised on the eighth dayMember of Israel, the tribe of BenjaminHebrew born of Hebrews (Paul spoke Hebrew?)PhariseeStudied with Rabbi Gamaliel (cf. Acts)At home with Gentiles“Paul” is the Latin version of “Saul”Fluent written (and spoken) GreekRoman citizen? (Acts)Literary and philosophical referencesPaul's Preaching & Mission (I)Operated in citiesEphesus, Corinth, Philippi, and ThessalonicaUsesurbanmetaphors (athlete, citizenship, slave trade, economic transactions)Presents commission as independent of human authority

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