In Stone and Story

Early Christianity in the Roman World


Chapter 11: Money & Influence

Discussion Questions

  1. Chapter 11 of In Stone and Story discusses the interaction between money and social influence in the ancient Roman context. How are these ancient realities navigated in New Testament texts? How do they compare to your own cultural situation?
  2. This chapter discusses mythical stories in frescoes to analyze the relationship of money, influence, and power. How does the “mythos” in your context reflect, deflect, or refract widely held positions on money, influence, or power?