The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


18. Jesus and Paul

Questions for Review

  1. What is the basic point of debate with which this chapter deals in relation to Jesus and Paul?
  2. Describe Baur’s solution to the problem of Jesus and Paul.
  3. According to Wrede, what are the three primary differences between Jesus and Paul?
  4. What is the misreading of 2 Corinthians 5:16 and how might it be better understood?
  5. According to the chapter, what are the wider implications of the verb “to visit” in Galatians 1:18?
  6. What technical language for the transmission of oral tradition can be detected in Paul’s letters?
  7. What are some examples of material in Paul’s letters that may be thought of as “fragments of earlier traditional materials”?
  8. Are there places in the teachings of Jesus where the idea of substitutionary atonement can be found?
  9. What three factors help explain the newness of Paul to some extent?
  10. How did the death and resurrection of Jesus impact how the earliest followers of Jesus understood him?