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St. Paul in Macedonia: What the People Heard

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This is a book about the people of Roman Macedonia and their culture in relation to the message preached by St. Paul. Roman Macedonia was a culturally complex territory, and its many religions presented a challenge to the Evangelist. The book is based on an extensive of research in a variety of fields as well as visits to all of the cities discussed in the book. It is ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 19th 2013 by Createspace
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Gary Collier
Sep 11, 2015 Gary Collier rated it it was amazing
Davies is an independent traveler and scholar who states plainly his background, perspective and intention:
I write from the perspective of a career in pastoral ministry and an academic background in communication theory. I don't claim to be a biblical scholar, but a person who, as a Christian minister, uses the Bible on a regular basis. As a student of communication, I have attempted to look at St. Paul from the perspective of those who heard him.

Davies is neither an arm chair theologian, nor d
Erica Christy
Dec 22, 2013 Erica Christy rated it it was ok
Davies is a little simplistic in his work. His passion for Greek mythology is evident but the connection to Paul's journey is lacking and often saved for a few sentences at the end of a chapter. he presents a good review of what was going on, but fails to link it solidly to Paul's mission and message. Still would be good for the average person wanting some background a before a trip to the region, but not recommended for a serious theologian.
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