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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199266530.001.0001

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South to Achaia

South to Achaia

(p.76) 5 South to Achaia

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Oxford University Press

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

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