The Corinth Letters

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In 55 AD, Linus takes a message to Paul, the founder of the church in Corinth. But Paul's response does not have the desired effect. Something more than a letter will be needed if the church in Corinth is going to survive.

In 2013 AD, Matt attempts to impress Emily, an archaeologist, by faking Paul's previous letter to the Corinthians. Things do not work out quite as he planned. More
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About Ben Chenoweth

Ben lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two children. He has an interest in the intersection between theology and the arts, and to that end has written a play based on the life of Saul, a musical based on the Biblical book of Esther, and a novel that is actually a thinly-disguised commentary on the book of Revelation (as he says, "If others can do it, so can I!") For those who might be interested, he lists C. S. Lewis, Peter Shaffer and Neal Stephenson as his literary inspirations.

A few comments about the books:
"Meeting Of Minds" was written way back in 1994, so please be kind! It is my first novel, and it has clear influences: Douglas Adams' "Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy" series, the TV series "Max Headroom" and Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" to name the obvious ones.

"Saul, First King Of Israel" was written in 2001 as a way to put some of the scholarly materials I was reading as part of a Bachelor Of Theology into more of a popular format. But then I chose to write a play. Go figure!

"The Ephesus Scroll" is the first novel in my Exegetical Histories series. The novel has two timelines and the action cuts back and forth between them, like Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon". The first timeline is set in 93 AD, during the reign of Domitian; the second is set in the recent present (2005-6), mostly in St. Petersburg, Russia. Having two timelines is my way of answering two important questions about the book of Revelation: what did it mean for the people who first heard it, and what does it mean for us today?

"The Corinth Letters" is the second novel in my Exegetical Histories series. This novel examines the context that gave rise to the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians, while also adding in romance, document forgery, archaeology, and descriptions of delicious Greek cuisine.

"The Rome Gospel" is the third (and most recent) novel in my Exegetical Histories series. This novel covers the writing of the gospel of Mark against the background of persecution in the wake of the great fire of Rome. It also traces Mark’s life, as he meets important leaders like Peter, Paul, his uncle Barnabas, Timothy, and an apostle who just happens to be a woman.

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About the Series: Exegetical Histories
Exegetical Histories is a series of historical novels that bring the books of the New Testament to life. Involving real and imagined characters, these novels flesh out the first century AD context in which these books were originally written and distributed. Application to modern readers is not neglected, however. These novels also incorporate 21st century timelines, with the action jumping back and forth between the two timelines, thereby addressing exegetical issues within the original context of these books and bringing out the significance for modern readers. For readers aged 15 or higher.

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Reviews of The Corinth Letters by Ben Chenoweth

Marketa Chaloupkova reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

I love the book, for me it's the best of the series. It helps me understand the time.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Michael Byman reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

"The Corinth Letters" by Ben Chenoweth was an excellent historic novel set in the first century. He provides a believable backstory to the circumstances that led Paul to write his letters to a troubled church. Much of the novel is relevant to circumstances we face today. I highly recommend it.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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