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Title: Prophet-Like Apostle
Subtitle: A Note on the 'Radical New Perspective' in Pauline Studies
Author(s): SANDNES, Karl Olav
Volume: 96 Issue: 4 Date: 2015
The question of Paul's prophet-like apostolate has gained renewed interest due to the 'Radical New Perspective', claiming that Paul remained fully within the confines of his Jewish identity. His prophetic call to become an apostle (Galatians 1) serves to substantiate that. The only new thing is that Paul came to a new understanding of the time, i.e. the time for the ingathering of the Gentiles had arrived (Pamela Eisenbaum). The present article argues that the prophetic model is not sufficient to explain how the Damascus event influenced the apostle's theology and mission. This event initiated a process of 'slow conversion' as well.