Three selected topics in paul"s letters: the diversity of early christianity, paul"s changing eschatology, paul"s maintenance as his status as patron (even while away, he maintains contact, through letters, with his followers. Paul"s letters, which are occasional letters, are evidence of three types of early christianity: paul"s apocalyptic, torah-observant, wisdom christianity (corinthians letter b) similar view as socrates. Thesis #1: occasion determines genre: galatians is polemic, while romans is request. Thesis: galatians is a polemical letter against the torah-observance form of christianity in order to persuade the communities paul had founded in. Galatia to return to his euangelion, which they had abandoned when they accepted torah-observancy that has its source in the jerusalem christian community: paul"s most passionate writing (fears losing his converts to other. Christian leaders: lays out fundamental reasons for the separation of christianity and. Paul says (108): paul skips the thanksgiving" section in his letter to galatia, because he is furious with the galatians.