Caragounis’ Greek Corinth
NT scholar, Prof. Chrys Caragounis of Lund University, and author of the important WUNT title, The Development of Greek and the New Testament, has recently published a summary of his 50 page study, originally presented at the Corinthian Congress of September 2007, on the 'nature and structure of Corinthian Christianity during its early years'.
Of particular importance is his challenge to the prevailing view that the city of Corinth was formed after a Roman model. Indeed, of the three 'fundamental points for our understanding of the epistle', Thiselton places at first place the suggestion that 'the city community and city culture of Corinth were formed after a Roman model, not a Greek one' (Thiselton A., The First Epistle to the Corinthians, 3). Caragounis makes the case that the truth is precisely the opposite! So Caragounis' thesis is potentially very important. Click here for the English version of his summary.