Paul in the Roman World, by Robert M. Grant

Robert Grant's Paul in the Roman World provides something of a first-century sociological tour of Corinth. The book's objective is to help readers understand "several contexts of the Corinthian Christians." Grant, professor emeritus of humanities and New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shares the ample findings of his Corinthian research begun in 1938.

Chiefly, Grant arranges these findings around three themes: business and politics, religion and ritual, and Paul's understanding of sexuality. I found the section addressing Christian conduct and sexuality particularly helpful. Grant's endnotes are extensive and he provides an admirable bibliography, as well as a solid guide to ancient writers.


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