This will be the theme of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity Conference at Macquarie University this May:
In Paul’s letters to the Corinthians we see an early Christian society dealing with factionalism arising from varied interpretations of the Christian message. At the same time, Christianity was trying to define itself within the context of a cosmopolitan Roman city.
- Who were the main players in Corinth during Paul’s mission there?
- What role did politics play in the early Christian church?
The details are here.