Paul as the Father and God as the "Abba, Father"


The picture of God as the Father, expressed in the thought of St. Paul, corresponds to the thought of the Old Covenant and it is also very similar to the figure of Paul, who is the father to the Christian communities. One of the fundamental features of the activity of the Apostle of Nations was opening the doors of the Christian community to the pagans without the necessity of yielding to the Law. Sending the Letter to the Galatians as well as the Letter to the Romans shows God as the tutor, him who cares and disciplines his children. Above all Paul depicts God as the Father of all believers. Everyone who believes and who has the power of the Holy Spirit can call “Abba! Father!” to him.


St. Paul; Father; tutor; Law; Israel; Pagans

Published : 2015-08-26

Łabuda, P. (2015). Paul as the Father and God as the "Abba, Father". Verbum Vitae, 20, 171-190.

Piotr Łabuda

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