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The Origin of Paul’s Religion consists of eight lectures on the history of Christianity that J. Gresham Machen delivered as part of the James Sprunt Lecture series at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Machen examines and refutes the modernist theories which denied Paul’s claim of the supernatural origin of his religion, and shows both by the witness of the opposers themselves, and by the Scriptures, that Paul’s own explanation is the only satisfactory one. “Explain the origin of the religion of Paul,” writes Machen in the Introduction, “and you have solved the problem of the origin of Christianity.” Contents include:

• Introduction

• The Early Years

• The Triumph of Gentile Freedom

• Paul and Jesus

• The Jewish Environment

• The Religion of the Hellenistic Age

• Redemption in Pagan Religion and in Paul

• The Lordship of Jesus

Author Bio

John Gresham Machen (July 28, 1881–January 1, 1937) was an American Presbyterian theologian in the early twentieth century. He was the professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary between 1915 and 1929, and led a conservative revolt against modernist theology at Princeton and formed Westminster Theological Seminary as a more orthodox alternative.