St. Paul; His Life and Times

St. Paul; His Life and Times

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...were disposed to overlook all outward defects of manner, and who would listen to one who, at all events, spoke with all the appearance of earnest conviction. It was a new thing in the Athens of the time for a man to speak in this fashion. They understood enough to be able to know that Paul had something to say which they had not heard before. Jesus and the resurrection 1 What did Paul mean by them? Their curiosity was greatly excited. Here was a new sensation. So a public meeting was called, and Paul was brought to the Areopagus, and courteously asked, " May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears we would know therefore what these things mean."2 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and gave utterance to the remarkable speech 1 Acts xvii. 18. ' Ibid. xvii. 19, 20. recorded for us by Luke. It is impossible to say whether we have here an outline only of what Paul said, or all that he was allowed to say. On the one hand it is so condensed that it may well be only the heads of his oration, but on the other hand we have the statement that as soon as he began to speak of the resurrection the meeting broke up, and it is not likely that Paul would have spoken for any time without speaking of Jesus and His resurrection. Be this as it may, the speech in itself, as given in the Acts, is of the highest importance. It agrees with what we know to have been a deep-seated belief, and reasoned conviction in the mind of Paul. Usually in his Epistles he is able to take for granted the things he says here; but once at least he feels constrained to write: " For the invisible things of Him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665910
  • 9781236665911