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Conversion and Its Consequences

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199266531
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601583 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266530.003.0002
Conversion and Its Consequences

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Paul’s encounter with Jesus transformed the knowledge he had of the founder of Christianity that he had gained as a persecutor. A very brief mission in Arabia was followed by three years in Damascus during which period he became a tentmaker. From Peter in Jerusalem, Paul learnt about the historical Jesus. His probing of the mystery of a Messiah who should not have died is at the root of his unique stress on the fact that Jesus died by crucifixion.

Keywords: Arabia; conversion; crucifixion; Damascus; historical Jesus; Messiah; Paul; Peter; tentmaker; trade

Chapter.  6699 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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