chariti theou eimi ho eimi, kai he charis autou he eis eme ou kene egenethe, alla perissoteron auton panton ekopiasa, ouk ego de, alla he charis tou theou sun emoi. -- 1 Cor.15:10.
Christos Iesous elthen eis ton kosmon hamartolous sosai, hon protos eimi ego. -- 1 Tim.1:15.
|Paul's mind was naturally and perfectly adapted to take up into itself and to develop the free, universal, and absolute principle of Christianity.| -- Dr. Baur (Paul, II.281, English translation).
|Did St. Paul's life end with his own life? May we not rather believe that in a sense higher than Chrysostom ever dreamt of [when he gave him the glorious name of 'the Heart of the world'], the pulses of that mighty heart are still the pulses of the world's life, still beat in these later ages with even greater force than ever?| -- Dean Stanley (Sermons and Essays on the Apostolic Age. p.166).