A Week in the Life of Ephesus (Paperback)

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A Week in the Life of Ephesus (Paperback)


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How should Christians live in an age of empire? As the city of Ephesus prepares for a religious festival in honor of the emperor Domitian, a Christian landowner feels increasing pressure from the city's leaders to participate. Can he perform his civic duties and remain faithful to his Lord? Or has the time come for a costly choice? In this historical novel, biblical scholar David deSilva brings to life such compelling struggles faced by the early Christians. Their insistence on the absolute lordship of their own singular deity brought them into conflict not only with the myriad religious cults of the day, but with all the crushing power of the empire itself. Meticulously researched and supplemented by historical images and explanatory sidebars, A Week in the Life of Ephesus poses anew the timeless question of Christianity and empire. Here is a vividly imaginative portrait of the Roman empire in all its beauty and might--and hanging over it, the looming sky of apocalypse.

Product Details ISBN: 9780830824854
ISBN-10: 0830824855
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English