After Jesus himself, the Apostle Paul is considered by many to be the most important person in the history of Christianity. And according to many, Paul is everything that went wrong with Christianity.
Meet our guests
Douglas J. Moo is a New Testament scholar who, after teaching for more than twenty years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, has served as Blanchard Professor of New Testament at the Wheaton College Graduate School since 2000. His latest book is A Theology of Paul and His Letters.
Lynn H. Cohick is an American New Testament scholar and author. Since January 2021 she has been Provost, Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary.
This episode was sponsored by Zondervan’s new book Believing Philosophy by Dolores G. Morris.
- Read 2 Corinthians 11 for yourself, which you hear at the beginning of our episode.
- AN Wilson’s biography of Paul: Paul: The Mind of the Apostle.
- Watch the 2018 film Paul, Apostle of Christ, with James Faulkner playing Paul.
- Read more about Gamaliel, Paul’s teacher.
- NT Wright’s biography of Paul: Paul: A Biography.
- Watch the full monologue of Paul that we played during the episode, by Vantage Stories as acted by Andrew Branham.
- Here are the various theories on what happened to Paul on the road to Damascus:
- Evidence for Paul and his life (outside the Book of Acts and Paul’s own letters)
- Check out our very first episode, Old Papers, when John got to examine some of the earliest manuscripts of Paul’s letters, called P46.
- Here is Barrie Wilson’s book, How Jesus Became Christian… though this whole episode is basically refuting his position.
- Read more from Lynn Cohick on Paul and women:
- Why the Apostle Paul doesn’t hate women: Eternity News
- Women in the early church, from The Table Podcast, Dallas Theological Seminary.
- Lynn Cohick on Ephesians, from the Crux Sola blog on Patheos.
- For the 20+ details we learn about Jesus just from Paul’s letters, listen to Episode 25, Bible Mistakes with Craig Blomberg or read the ‘5 Minute Jesus’ from that episode, here.
- In a bonus answer for our Q&A episode in Season 3, John answered a listener question about the authorship of the Book of Hebrews, one of the letters that many scholars suggest wasn’t written by Paul. Listen to John’s answer here.
- Read the full article by Tom Holland, which Tom kindly read for us for the conclusion of this episode. It’s called Paul the Apostle and the Creation of Christianity from HistoryAnswers.