Getting to know Paul
Will Saint Paul’s letters to the Romans play in Peoria? In an interview, Father Joseph Fitzmyer, S.J. offers clues to understanding the evangelizer whose writings predate the gospels.
What was it that Saint Paul preached that attracted so many to embrace the early Christian faith? Sitting in a pew in the third millennium, it can be hard to grasp what meaning Paul loaded into such terms as flesh and spirit and the world. But, says Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer, there’s power to be had in Paul’s letters of faith, proclaimed years before the Gospels were compiled.