Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Paul
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(Παῦλος/Paûlos; Latin Paulus, also Paullus)

A. Historical dimension

Probably no other figure from early Christianity has been of such significance to the emergence of the church and its further development as the Apostle Paul (P.). Since no non-Christian contemporary sources attest to him, his life and theology must for the most part be reconstructed on the basis of his writings (from the context of the groups involved with Christ).

No fewer than 13 New Testament epistles give P. as their author, 7 of which are generally regarded as authentic: Romans; 1/2 Corinth…

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Bachmann, Michael, “Paul”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004686>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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