Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Fatih Mehmet BERK

NO Makale Adı
1356265069 St. Paul and Damascus Vision

The results introduced by the Earth as space in the geography form the
historical, cultural and geopolitical structure of a region. In this respect, the Middle East
has been the cradle of many civilizations and the monotheistic religions were emerged
in this region. From past to the present, the region which hosted many civilizations has
always been the center of attention. Today, the name of Syria which we hear frequently
in all over the world, has been an important country for the history of Early Christianity
besides its the other cultural heritages. Syria and its provinces were the main centers of
the Early Christianity. St. Paul departed from Jerusalem to Syrian Damascus to arrest the
followers of Jesus and St. Paul’s conversion experience that would change his ideas on
Jesus occurred on the road to Damascus. The Damascus vision would be a turning point
not only the St. Paul but also for the Christian world. St.Paul who called himself as “the
Apostle to the Gentiles” led to the spread of Christianity especially around Asia Minor,
Greece and Rome rathen than the birthplace of Christianity and became an important
figure for the Christianity following the Christianity was accepted as the legal religion
of the Roman Empire. In our study, St. Paul, Paul’s Damascus vision and the position of
Syria and its provinces will be analyzed in the context of Early Christianity.