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‘A Light to the Gentiles’: the Significance of the Damascus Road Christophany for Paul

James D. G. Dunn

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0019
‘A Light to the Gentiles’: the Significance of the Damascus Road Christophany for Paul

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This chapter presents an essay on the significance of the Damascus Road Christophany for Paul the Apostle. One of the most striking and puzzling features of Paul's writings is his view of his conversion as commissioning and his understanding of this commissioning as having the Gentiles in mind. He believed that he was commissioned to become an Apostle to the Gentiles and that his divine purpose was to bring the Gentiles into the world of God.

Keywords: Christophany; Paul the Apostle; Damascus Road; Gentiles; divine purpose; apostles

Chapter.  8310 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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