Paul the Apostle, also known as Saul of Tarsus, is perhaps the most influential early Christian missionary. St. Paul traveled to Jerusalem to study theology and law under the famous rabbi, Gamaliel. When St. Paul was traveling to Damascus to capture Christians in the city, Jesus appeared to him in a vision and said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads". After this vision, the Apostle was blinded until he was healed in Damascus by St. Ananias. St. Paul was then baptized, and began to preach about Christ throughout Damascus. The writings ascribed to him by the church form a considerable portion of the New Testament. The influence on Christian thinking of the epistles ascribed to him has been significant, due in part to his association as a prominent apostle of Christianity during the spreading of the Gospel through early Christian communities across Asia Mnor and the Roman Empire.
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- Jul 29, 2012
- Religion & Spirituality
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- By (author): Sir James Donaldson, By (author): Alexander Roberts, By (author): Arthur Cleveland Coxe