About St. Paul
St. Paul is known as the great Christian missionary. His birthdate is supposed to be in 10 C.E. and the birth place is in the Cilician city of Tarsus. St. Paul’s Jewish name was Saul. Because of this, he is called as Saul of Tarsus. Also St. Paul is considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. He is called as Paul on the island of Cyprus for the first time (Acts 13:9).
St. Paul was an apostle but not one of the Twelve Apostles. We know that he was the person who taught the gospel of Christ to the world of the first century.
In Europe and in Asia Minor, St. Paul founded several churches. In the New Testament, there are fourteen of twenty-seven books which were attributed to St. Paul. Also, nearly half of the Acts of the Apostles deals with St. Pauls’s life and his works.
St. Paul has significance today. In the Roman and Protestan traditions of the West, his epistles are being vital roots of the theology, worship and also pastoral life. It has influence in the Orthodox traditions of the East, too.
St. Paul’s importance and his efficients on Christian thought are characterized as being as “profound as it is pervasive”.