Posted: Dec 11, 2011 9:33 am
by spin
Is there anything mythological that you can point out regarding the person of Paul as seen in Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans, and the few others? He might talk up a storm, but what does he actually do, that brings suspicion? With Jesus we have miraculous births, turning water into wine, feeding multitudes, healing the blind, raising the dead, but with Paul? What makes his existence any different from Josephus or Lucian of Samosata? Are we to take his attempts to manipulate his proselytes merely fiction anachronistically aimed at some later audience? or do we see the ploys of someone in a specific context trying to keep control of what is developing?