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  • 1. 1
  • 2. Saint Paul of Tarsus 10 CE (?)- 66/67 CE 2
  • 3. Students will learn about 3
  • 4. Students will learn about the contribution to Christianity of ONE significant person OR school of thought, other than Jesus 3
  • 5. Students will learn about the contribution to Christianity of ONE significant person OR school of thought, other than Jesus the effect of that person OR school of thought on Christianity 3
  • 6. Students will learn about the contribution to Christianity of ONE significant person OR school of thought, other than Jesus 3
  • 7. Students will learn about 3
  • 8. Students will learn about the effect of that person OR school of thought on Christianity 3
  • 9. Remember this is not intended to be a purely biographical study, nor a historical account. Whilst some of these details may be relevant, it is their contribution to the development and expression of Christianity that is important. Board of Studies SOR Support material p 67 4
  • 10. HSC Context Answers for either section 2 or 3 i.e 0ne (or two) parts of Section 2 (A,B,C /15)(600 words/4 pages for 2010+) or Essay in Section 3 (800 words/6 pages for 2010+)(/20) 5
  • 11. from “The Apostle Paul” (youtube.com) 2’41 6
  • 12. So what do we know about St. Paul? 7
  • 13. Born in Tarsus (Turkey) around 10 CE Hellenistic Jew (ie Jew of Greek descent) Pharisee Roman Citizen Took great offense to Christianity Converted to Christianity Executed in Rome in 66/67 CE (may have been as early as 62 CE) 8
  • 14. What is his ‘Christian’ background? 9
  • 15. Paul is first mentioned in the New Testament as being the witness at the martyrdom of Steven (1 st Christian martyr) Became a very determined persecutor of the “followers of the Way” after this. 10
  • 16. Paul never met Jesus but Acts 9 recounts his ‘miraculous’ conversion on the road to Damascus in the mid 30’s CE. 11
  • 17. Paul only talks about his conversion twice….. • Paul's witness to the event before the crowd in Jerusalem (Acts 22:1– 22). • His testimony before King Agrippa II (Acts 26:1–24). 12
  • 18. Paul’s conversion by Caravaggio 13
  • 19. After this ‘mystical encounter’, Paul went on to be one of Christianity's strongest, most vocal and most respected supporters and missionaries. 14
  • 20. Paul’s Journeys & Writings Paul’s importance to Christianity 15
  • 21. Paul’s contribution to the development of Christianity can not be under-estimated. 16
  • 22. 1.He was the first person to write about Jesus and the emerging Christian Church. i.e he was the first New Testament writer 17
  • 23. His writings form the basis of the New Testament. ->14 books in the New Testament are attributed to him 18
  • 24. 2. He was the (emerging) Churches greatest missionary. If it wasn't for Paul, the Church *may* not have grown to what it is today. 19
  • 25. 20
  • 26. Three Missionary Journeys 1.46–48 2. 50–52 3. 53– 57 Plus his final journey for his trial in Rome (59–61) 21
  • 27. 22
  • 28. Through his journeys, letters and advocacy, Paul was instrumental in establishing Christianity across the Greco-Roman world and extending its outlook from being a sect of Judaism to separate religion. 23
  • 29. 3. As the first writer about Jesus, from around 50 CE he fashioned the foundation beliefs of Christianity and transposed the Jewish context of Jesus to Hellenistic world. -> (second or first?) founder of Christianity? 24
  • 30. Key aspects of Paul’s teaching 25
  • 31. Christ was crucified and has risen and by doing this, He has overcome sin and death and all who believe in Jesus are raised to life in Christ. 26
  • 32. Salvation is offered to all people. In Christ there is no distinction between Jew and gentile. All are saved through faith in Christ rather than through observance of the Jewish law. 27
  • 33. The Church is the Body of Christ and all of its members are one in Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit. 28
  • 34. Paul’s Impact on the development of the Church 29
  • 35. Pauline teaching has infused every era and aspect of Christianity. He remains especially influential in the Christian theology of Christ, of the Church, of grace and salvation, and of sexual morality. 30
  • 36. Other great Christian teachers and interpreters such as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and John Calvin relied heavily on him. 31
  • 37. Protestant reformers emphasised his teaching on justification by faith. His letters play a central part in Christian worship. 32
  • 38. Activities 33
  • 39. Can you? *Explain the contribution of Paul to the growth and development of the Christian Church? (5 points) *Analyse the importance of Paul on Christianity? (4 points) 34
  • 40. "If it wasn't for Paul, the early church would have remained a sect within Judaism." In one page, Discuss, including evidence to support your response. 35
  • 41. End…… † www.metatemporal.com 2007 onwards! Edited 2010 36