PAUL, THE MAN OF THREE WORLDS: STILL INSPIRING THE CHURCH ACROSS FRONTIERS

JM Wessels, Fika J van Rensburg

Abstract



Paul's cultural heritage is often reduced to his Pharisaic background as a Jew. This article
not only looks into Paul's broader Graeco-Roman background, but also at the way in
which his conversion and subsequent life as a follower of Jesus Christ influenced the way
he looked upon his cultural background. This paper also questions the lack of interest from
African scholars in Paul's rich cultural background and the way that he utilised it in his
ministry. The article concludes with exploratory suggestions for the interpretation of the
cross-cultural Paul for the present-day multi-cultural context in Southern Africa.

Keywords


Paul, Cultural Diversity, Jewish Heritage, Graeco-Roman Background

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/103-0-598

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