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Of all the saints mentioned in the New Testament, the apostle Paul (or Saint Paul) is the one about which historians know the most. Originally named Saul, he was born into a wealthy Hebrew family in the ancient city of Tarsus, and though he was the son of a Roman citizen, he underwent a strict Hebrew upbringing that included being educated in Jerusalem. Initially he was a passionate persecutor of the early followers of Christ, but then he underwent his own conversion to the budding Christian movement and changed his name from Saul to Paul. Of the twenty-seven books found in the New Testament, fourteen are ascribed to him. Among them is I Corinthians where "The Way of Love" is found.
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