In Stone and Story

Early Christianity in the Roman World


Chapter 10: Prominence & Character

Discussion Questions

  1. Chapter 10 of In Stone and Story discusses some of the rhetoric and customs surrounding political campaigns in the Roman world. How might they compare to political rhetoric and customs where you live — whether at the local, state, or national level?
  2. How were the characteristics of Jesus-followers supposed to differ from their wider culture, according to Paul (in relation to prominence and character)? How did Paul seek to illustrate those proposed differences?