This article offers fresh insights regarding the interpretation of the Pauline representation of time. The research survey at the beginning of the article shows that no critical study that examines how Paul’s interpretation of the Jewish concepts of time reflects his experience of spiritual transformation through turning to faith in Christ has hitherto been conducted. Therefore, this article analyzes what kind of impact Paul’s “conversion” experience had on his time schemata once–now and already–not yet as well as on his notion of kairos and understanding of salvation history. Similarly, this study demonstrates the critical function of the representation of time for the interpretation of the present into the community as an ongoing and dynamic transformation of the self. Last, the discussion involves two perspectives that are mostly ignored in the relevant debates: first, the embodied or somatic dimensions of experiencing time and spiritual transformation in Early Christianity and, second, the coexistence of patterns both of continuity and discontinuity in the reconstructions of the worldview and biography of a convert.

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