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Title: Paulinismen in den Missionsreden des lukanischen Paulus
Subtitle: Zur inhaltlichen Authentizität der oratio recta in der Apostelgeschichte
Author(s): BAUM, Armin D.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 82 Issue: 4 Date: December 2006
In accordance with ancient literary standards Luke did not let the Paul of Acts speak in the style of the (uncontested) Pauline letters. To verify the historicity of the speeches attributed to Paul in the Book of Acts one must analyze not their style but their propositions. Pauline propositions can be found not only in Paul’s often analyzed farewell speech in Milet (Acts 20,18b-35), but also in his four missionary discourses (Acts 13,16b-41.46b-47; 14,15b-17; 17,22b-31; 28,25b-28). These discourses of Luke’s Paul contain an impressive number of Pauline ideas, many of which have been generally overlooked, for instance in the margins of the Nestle-Aland edition. The many conceptual parallels to Romans 1-3 are particularly striking. Adolf von Harnack rightly assumed that these four rather short missionary discourses in all probability preserve a generally trustworthy sketch of how the historical Paul would have merged other evangelistic topoi with key ideas that are also known from his letters.