If there's any one person identified with the Bible (outside of Jesus himself), it would have to be Paul. Here is a man who wrote about a third of the New Testament, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of Divine Revelation. But Paul's relationship to the Bible isn't only that of an author.
I continually mention you in my prayers and ask that somehow
by God’s will I’ll finally manage to come to you, for to you and
to share with you some spiritual gift in order to strengthen you,
that is, so we may be mutually encouraged by one another’s faith. Romans 1:9–12
Anne Flanagan, FSP, 07/09/2015
Whenever we speak of matters related to the Christian faith, we can find ourselves referring to one or another of Paul’s key concepts. Of course, Paul wasn't the only early writer to come up with these concepts, but he was probably the first to write them down for us. In doing that, Paul not only gave us much of our basic vocabulary of faith.
John Hemer, 24/08/2015
Certain writers have suggested that Paul was struggling with his own inability to keep the Law and found in ‘lawless’ Christianity a way out. They maintain that whatever the nature of his conversion, he ‘gave himself permission’ to give up on Judaism and in fact turned against it, left it behind and threw his energy in something new and decidedly non-Jewish.
So all of us who gaze with uncovered faces at the glory of the Lord
are being transformed into his image, from one level of glory
to the next, and this comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Anne Flanagan, FSP, 29/06/2015
Peter and Paul: The two Apostles are considered the "founders" of the Church of Rome, even though neither Apostle was the first to bring the Gospel to the Eternal City. And their names have been linked with a shared feast since the year 258, when their bodies were moved (the technical term is "translated") to keep them from being profaned during the persecution of the Emperor Valerian.
Paul is regarded by most advocates of feminism and women’s liberation as a notorious figure, who is hostile to their cause. The English writer George Bernard Shaw, summing up this gloomy impression, describes Paul in his book Androcles and the Lion as the “eternal enemy of woman.”
Bernardita Dianzon, FSP
Paul was a Jew through and through. His becoming a Christian never made him a renegade Jew, who would turn his back on his heritage. In the context of his defense against the attacks of opponents, Paul never hesitated to stress his Jewishness:
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