Saint Paul's Letter To The Church Of Corinth

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One of the major thinkers from late antiquity is Saint Paul, a convert and leader of the early Christian Church. He was once known as Saul of Tarsus before his religious conversion, but afterwards Paul used his background as a Jew and Roman citizen to evangelize all Roman citizens. He ministered to church communities he formed in Europe and what was then Asia Minor by writing letters to these communities he formed, one of which is called Corinth. Corinth is a Southwestern Greek city located against a gulf, which infers its participation in trade and its immersion in many cultures. Corinth was rebuilt as a Roman colony after the Greeks rebelled years before Saint Paul formed a church there, and its citizens popularly worshiped the goddess of love, Aphrodite, which explains why Saint Paul addresses the topics of love and sexuality in his first letter. Corinth was also a disobedient city in the eyes of Saint Paul, as it had many communal problems that were so culturally engrained. The first letter to the church of Corinth, was written by…show more content…
In The Manual of Epictetus, Arrian described the beliefs of Stoicism. The beliefs of the Stoics are similar to the philosophy of Saint Paul through the elements of behavior, actions and living a virtuous life. The Stoics desired to live without worry and attachments, letting their will be that events happen as they ought, not as they desire, thus sacrificing their will to Nature (Arrian 135). In a similar way, Saint Paul declared people should love rightly, stating that love of God should be considered, and that one should in loving others love God first and foremost. As the Stoics would sacrifice their will to Nature, according to Saint Paul in his writings we should too sacrifice our will to loving others properly and thus live in love and out of

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