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"Reading the Bible: Genesis to Revelation"--Acts 17-38, 1 Thessalonians

Paul and the Roman Empire

[Acts 17-38, 1 Thessalonians] Paul’s travels to cities like Corinth and Philippi, and his letters to the Christian communities there, offer a lens into the relationship between early Christianity and the Roman Empire. From conflicts between Jesus’s kingship and Roman imperial rule to the events of Paul’s imprisonment, consider some narrative and spiritual challenges faced by the writer of Acts.