Feb 26, 2023
After Irenaeus rescued Paul from the Marcionites and Gnostics,
Paul’s letters were honoured and uncontroversial documents,
testaments to a great missionary and theologian. Martin Luther
weaponised them to attack the established church, and so birthed
the Protestant movement. In the 1970s, the New Perspective on Paul
movement tried to rescue Paul from Luther.
I also finish up my discussion of the Acts of Paul, and make an assessment of Paul’s real significance to Christianity.