Paul believed that the light he saw on the road to Damascus was heavenly glory, some or all of which was emanating from Jesus’s glorified body (even if emanated too blindingly for Paul to make out the figure it was emanating from).
A full page will analyze at least these 4 arguments:
This is relevant because it entails he almost certainly did not believe Jesus was composed of amorphous light during this appearance since all sources are clear that Paul thought he saw Jesus himself.3
The book of Acts is very explicit in communicating that Jesus’ resurrection involved a raising of the same body he died in.
This full article analyzes these 5 arguments:
This is relevant because this material is very old and reliable, and it entails that Paul saw Jesus himself (not just some remote light/voice miraculously created by Jesus).
The account of Paul’s life in the book of Acts comports well with the picture given by Paul’s own writings.
A full page will analyze at least these 11 examples/arguments:
This is relevant because Paul says he saw Jesus himself—not just a shapeless unsourced light.
During the alleged appearance of Jesus to Paul, Acts explicitly refers to dazzling light and yet makes no mention of Jesus’s body.
Here are the relevant portions of the 3 accounts given:
This is relevant because if Acts thought there was a body inside (or sourcing) the light, it would’ve said Paul saw it.
But so what?