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Narrating the Early Church, Paul and the Book of Romans

197 pages1 hour


Few dispute that Paul is the Founder of Christianity as we know it today. Both Lutheran and Catholic theology comes from Paul mainly. But do these church's know what influenced Paul and where he was coming from? Most don't and preach what's written on the page. This book explores the influences of Hellenist' Paul with Platonism, pagan mystery religions and Gnosticism in addition to Jewish apocalyptic thought. Also, this book reaches the conclusion that Paul was a prior member of the radical Jewish Essene sect, but who left the sect to look for this Jesus who never returned.

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