A Week in the Life of Corinth

Jason Maston has a review at Dunelm Road on Ben Witherington’s recently published A Week in the Life of Corinth.  Haven’t yet read the book, but it is on my list.  Here’s a snippet of Maston’s short review:

“I managed to get a copy of Ben Witherington‘s new book A Week in the Life of Corinth(IVP, 2012). It is a novel (about 150 small pages) centred around the life of Nicanor, a former slave of Erastos. Basically Nicanor has secured his freedom and is now an up-and-coming businessman. The novel tells of his business adventures and his encounter with the new religion, ‘Christianity’….

Beyond the story itself, Witherington has managed to sneak in a large amount of history. One is introduced to the city of Corinth, key historical figures, what life was like for both the wealthy and the poor, how people travelled, and other things. Alongside what comes out in the story itself are short sidebars, ‘A Closer Look’, that provide explanations and historical details about things mentioned in the story.”

Read the rest of the review here

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Categories: Blogosphere, Books and Articles, Historical Fiction, Religion, 1 Corinthians, Religion, 2 Corinthians, Religion, St. Paul

2 Comments

  1. Howdy! Sorry to have to notify you this way, but I don’t have your email. You published an article of mine about “Dear Paul: you are unqualified to be our pastor”. A heads up that my entire commentary, English version, is now available free online on my website. Logos Software will publish it later in digital form, and it will come out in Spanish sometime later.

    I also added a couple of new Corinthians blogs, notably a whimsical one about “Zombies and the Bible” (1 Cor 15).

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