Michael Wolter

Die Entwicklung des paulinischen Christentums von einer Bekehrungsreligion zu einer Traditionsreligion

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Early Christianity (EC)

Jahrgang 1 () / Heft 1, S. 15-40 (26)

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The article aims to show that Pauline Christianity may be seen in typological perspective as a »conversionist religion«, and that Paul's theology provides the symbolic world for such a religion. Taking the ecclesiology, the doctrine of justification, and the eschatology of the deutero-Pauline letters as examples, it is then demonstrated how Pauline Christianity is transformed into a different pattern of religion, which can be assigned to the category of the »traditional religion".

Michael Wolter is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Bonn in Germany and Honorary Professor at the Theological Faculty at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.