Chapter

South to Achaia

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199266531
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601583 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266530.003.0005
South to Achaia

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While waiting for Timothy in Athens, Paul concluded that Corinth would be much more fruitful mission territory. The intense commercial ethos of Corinth and the Sisyphus myth. Why Corinthians listened to the gospel. The potentially explosive composition of the community. Paul’s first letters (to Thessalonica) and the confusion they caused. The need for financial support and the problem of benefactions.

Keywords: Athens; benefactions; community; Corinth; finance; letters; Paul; Sisyphyus; status inconsistency

Chapter.  7260 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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