Workshop on "The teachings of St. Paul -- useful today for church guidance"

Part 1 - A brief history of Paul and the churches with whom he was in contact

by Robert Nguyen Cramer


Taking Paul's 7 undisputed Letters as the primary resource, but not ignoring evidence from Acts, Paul’s career can be summarized in the following way:

The source of the information below is almost entirely Harper’s Bible Dictionary (edited by Paul J. Achtemier, San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985). You are strongly recommended to add to your library the excellent revised edition of this book, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised Edition (edited by Paul J. Achtemeier and the Society of Biblical Literature, New York: Harper Collins, 1996). It is currently the best one-volume Bible dictionary in English and is available at Border's Books (, Christian Book Distributors (, and Christian Science Reading Rooms.

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0. Food-for-thought: Questions & Answers