A Week in the Life of Corinth

A Week in the Life of Corinth

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Intrigue is in the air as Nicanor returns to Corinth and reports to his patron Erastos on recent business dealings in Rome. Nicanor, a former slave, is a man on the make. But surprises keep springing up in his path. A political rival of Erastos is laying a plot, and a new religion from the east keeps pressing in his life. Spend an imaginary week in Paul's Corinth as the story of Nicanor winds through street and forum, marketplace and baths, taking us into shop, villa and apartment, where we meet friends new and old. From our observing a dinner in the temple of Aesclepius to Christian worship in the home of Erastos, Paul's dealings with the Corinthians in his letters take on focused relevance and social clarity. The result is an unforgettable introduction to life in a major center of the New Testament world. Throughout the text, helpful sidebars, maps and diagrams serve to further illuminate the sociocultural context of the early Christian world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, [2012]
Copyright Date: ♭2012
ISBN: 9780830839629
0830839623
Branch Call Number: FIC WITHERI 2012
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

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