Was St Paul a distorter of Jesus' original message, or a faithful follower?
Over recent years some critics of Christianity have claimed that while Jesus was a gifted teacher and a man of unparalleled kindness, St Paul was a true founder of Christianity, who invented the idea that Jesus was God and radically changed his message. This theory has found its way into academia, churches, newspapers, and, most recently, novels.
In Did St Paul Get Jesus Right? respected New Testament scholar David Wenham looks at the historical evidence for such claims. Comparing the life and message of Jesus with the writings of St Paul, he offers a thoughtful exploration of their relationship, concluding that far from imagining Chistianity, Paul was the messager of an inherited faith.
David Wenhamis Vice Principal and Tutor in New Testament at Trinity College Bristol, before which he taught the new Testament at Oxford for twenty-four years.
He is the author of several books.