Thursday, August 20, 2009
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor on Paul's Conversion
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor writes:
"His encounter with Christ reveals the truth of what he had once taken as falsehood by forcing a new assessment of what became the Christological and soteriological poles of his gospel. Christ was the new Adam, the embodiment of authentic humanity. The Law was no longer an obstacle to the salvation of Gentiles; they could be saved without becoming Jews" (Paul: A Critical Life, p. 79).