Sonia Halliday

The heights of Acro-Corinth, 1,900 feet above sea level, tower over the city of Corinth. Corinth’s strategic location on the isthmus connecting mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, as well as the natural defense provided by Acro-Corinth, explain its early settlement in the sixth millennium B.C.

Just as the mount looms over Corinth, for students of the New Testament it is the figure of Paul who towers over the city. His two epistles to Christian followers in Corinth address a host of social questions: proper sexual behavior; celibacy, marriage and divorce; the roles of men and women; and the eating of food that had been sacrificed to idols.