What did Paul do?
a. Paul is involved in 2 different enterprises that show up in his letter
i. He evangelizes (He is essentially a preacher, preaching the good news: Life death and resurrection of
Jesus) *The Christ Event
1. The word evangelist means g
Terms to Identify
Judaizers: The Judaizers were those who adopted Jewish practices and tried to influence others to do so. They followed
Jewish customs and lived by the Jewish Law.
Anathema: An Anathema was a curse or teachings that
First and Second Thessalonians
Apostleone who is sent
Salutations, Prayers, and Remembrance (1:1-10)
A. Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Thessaonians Manifestation of Christian
1. Work of faith
2. Labor of love
The Apostle Paul: Sources and Background 08/24/2015
The Apostle Paul: the inventor of Christianity?
Jesus never really started a Christianity (a religion) and never intended to start a religion.
PAUL turns Christianity into a religion, but
Terms and Questions for First Exam
Terms to identify
1. DiasporaThe Diaspora was the dispersion of Jews from their homeland Israel (Palestine). Paul was a non-Palestinan
Jew, meaning he was a Jew of the Diaspora.
TarsusTarsus is located in Cilicia a
Galatians: An Outline
*god fearerdid not submit to circumcision; not original Jew
A. Author and His Authority (1:1-2) -Paul
B. Recipients (1:2)-galatia
C. Greeting (1:3) (Typical of Paul)
1. Grace-Greek word that means gods
1 Corinthians: Major Themes
1. Introduction (1:1-9)
a. Sosthenesleaders of synagogue in Corinth; here as a co-author
b. Paul is concerned because there is disunity in the church
2. Divisions in the Church (1:10-4:21)
a. Christ sent me to baptize but to pr
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