Streetwise in Corinth
Paul's Letters to an Urban Congregation
Streetwise in Corinth: Paul's Letters to an Urban Congregation is a study book for youth-- middle school and senior high students. It looks at the ancient cities of Jerusalem, Rome, and Corinth to raise issues of urban life and faith and see parallels for our time. Here's how to order the book.
Lots of stuff on Paul and Corinthians is here. Check it out!
Here are links that to supplement the youth book. Some of these web sites are not only educational but fun! See also God's People in an Urban Culture (links page).
- Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church: Annotated Links Page
Lots more links, many of them more academic than on this links page
- Corinth at the Time of Paul's Arrival, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
Background about what Corinth was like when Paul arrived; maps, and photos
- Roman Houses and Corinthian House Churches, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
See what houses looked like in Corinth in Paul's day and learn the names of the different rooms in a spacious Roman house.
- Tour Ancient Corinth, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
A clickable map of the city plan of Corinth in Paul's day. See photos of ruins of parts of the city that existed when he was there, such as the Temple of Apollo and the public platform where Paul was brought to be judged by Gallio.
Fashions in Clothes and Hair in Paul's Day
- Paul and Corinthian Women's Head Coverings, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
- Paul and Corinthian Women's Hairstyles, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
- Roman Clothes
A brief summary of clothes worn by women, men, children, and persons of different classes.
- Rome: Republic to Empire by Barbara McManus, VRoma Web Site
- Roman Life
Information on clothing including how to make a:
- The Toga, Villa Ivilla
Much as Roman clothing can be said to resemble that of the Greeks, the toga is distinctive to Romans.
- Jerusalem as Jesus Saw It, Time, April 16, 2001
A reconstruction of Jerusalem during Jesus' lifetime, based on archaeological and historical evidence as well as speculation.Roll over a number to see the site as it exists today.
- Maps of Jerusalem
Twenty-three maps of Jerusalem dating from pre-printing press days up to today.
- Jerusalem Mosaic
This site has a lot of information on Jerusalem
Paul and Early Christianity
- The Illustrated History of the Roman Empire
Ten megabytes of information on this site, which includes a children's section
- Plan of a Roman House
Reconstructed model of the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcano in 79 C.E. Click on the rooms in this plan for more information about each area of the Roman house: atrium, cubiculum, culina, exedra, peristylium, taberna, tablinum, triclinium, vestibulum. This model represents that type of house where Corinthian Christians would have met.
- Roman Empire, Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church
Map that shows the extent of the Roman Empire at three times in history: at the death of Caesar (44 B.C.E.), at the death of Augustus (14 C.E.), and at the death of Marcus Aurelius (180 C.E.).
- The Roman Forum: An Ancient Marketplace
Award-winning site by three students of De Grundel High School in Hengelo, Netherlands. This page has a clickable reconstruction of most of the buildings of the forum in Rome. The site has lots of information and quizzes.
- The Romans, BBC Education
This site is aimed at Primary Teachers and older primary students interested in Roman History.
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This page of "Urban Culture Study Links" has been compiled by the Rev. Nancy A. Carter, Ph.D. Please send suggestions and corrections to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Some links jump to outside sites for further information and resources. Links do not constitute an endorsement by the Women's Division of the information on other web sites. External web sites offer us diverse perspectives; afford us an opportunity to compare them to United Methodist positions; and, encourage us to critically analyze the issues raised by the Urban Culture and Corinthians web pages.