Course DescriptionPaul: Christianity’s Founder
Jesus preaches the Kingdom of God but Paul preaches Jesus the Christ. Jesus’ message is primarily to Israel, but Paul’s mission is to the Gentiles. Noting this disparity, some scholars claim that Paul changes the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. Other scholars suggest that Paul replaces Jesus’ Judaism with a spirituality that evolves into Christianity. Still other scholars assert that Paul, a good disciple, follows Jesus faithfully, practicing and preaching his consistent message. This talk examines the relationship of Paul to Jesus: Jesus and Paul or Paul versus Jesus?