St. James' Anglican Church, Orillia copyright © 2018.
The apostle Paul was one of the most controversial figures in early Christianity. In his early life, he was a violent opponent of the Christian community, but later, he became one of its most famous advocates. He was of Jewish background, but he spread the Christian message to non- Jews in the cities of the Roman Empire. In his own time, some saw him as a hero of the faith. Others saw him as a threat to tradition. In this lecture, we’ll look at how he is portrayed in the book of Acts, which tells the story of his career; in later lectures, we’ll explore Paul’s letters.