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In this second podcast, we explore the history of Pauline interpretation extending from the heretic Marcion in the second century on through Martin Luther, and finally in the liberal German revisionism of F.C. Baur. As Saint Peter wrote two thousand years ago, within the writings of Saint Paul, “There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures” (2 Pet 3:16). Mindful of these words we observe how thinkers have reshaped Paul in their own image according to their own prejudices.