Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth
A Social-Rhetorical Reconsideration of 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1

By John Fotopoulos
August 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-147850-9
310 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$110.00 Paper Original

The author examines temples and cults in Roman Corinth to ascertain locations, attractions, and meanings for formal sacrifice food consumption. He also uses ancient rhetorical theory to argue that Paul's instructions in 1 Cor. 8:1 - 11:1 are a coherent prohibition of intentional idol-food consumption.

Contents include: Introduction to the issues and review of past research, the Asklepieion in Corinth, the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in Corinth, the Temples of Isis and Sarapis in the Corinthia and Papyrus Invitations to Dine, Additional Temples in and around Corinth, Food, Wine, and Sexual Relations - Greco-Roman dining as more than just a meal, Social-rhetorical Issues, Exegetical Study of Corinthians 8:1-11:1, and Social Rhetorical Conclusions.

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