In the Steps of St. Paul

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In the Steps of St. Paul dazzlingly retraces the apostle's famed journey of faith through Israel, Greece, and Italy, using the Bible itself as a guide. With an ear for good stories and an eye alert to detail, Morton creates a compulsively readable narrative that will satisfy the most curious traveler as well as the most informed and passionate reader of the Bible.

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Overview

In the Steps of St. Paul dazzlingly retraces the apostle's famed journey of faith through Israel, Greece, and Italy, using the Bible itself as a guide. With an ear for good stories and an eye alert to detail, Morton creates a compulsively readable narrative that will satisfy the most curious traveler as well as the most informed and passionate reader of the Bible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306811128
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/2002
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 737,966
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Vollam Morton was born in 1892 near Manchester, England. He became an international celebrity by scooping the world's press in the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in the early 1920s. His newfound fame subsequently led to a series of extraordinarily popular vignettes on English city and country life, which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. He died in South Africa in 1979 at the age of eighty-six.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 In which I set out in the steps of St. Paul, see the Holy Land again, visit Jerusalem, mount the wall above the Gate of St. Stephen, receive permission from the Grand Mufti to climb the minaret overlooking the site of Solomon's Temple, and journey to Damascus 1
Chapter 2 Describes a journey to Damascus, the Street called Straight, and the scene of St. Paul's escape from his enemies. I leave Syria for Turkey, see Tarsus, discover tent-makers at work, explore the Cilician Gates, and, after a little difference with the police, consider it prudent to retire to Antioch 34
Chapter 3 I enjoy a brief glimpse of Aleppo and journey to Antioch. I visit the scenes of the first Gentile church and explore the city in which men were first called "Christians." Lost among mulberry gardens, I find the port of Seleucia from which St. Paul, St. Barnabas, and St. Mark set sail for Cyprus 83
Chapter 4 Describes how I sailed to Cyprus in a cargo-boat, how I met a well-disguised Pauline student, and visited the ruins of Salamis and the crusading town of Famagusta. I see the Paphian goddess in a museum at Nicosia, spend a night in the mountain monastery of Kykko, and stand amid the ruins of Paphos, where St. Paul addressed the Roman Governor and confounded his astrologer 119
Chapter 5 I revisit Turkey, join forces with a Turk, go into the interior and stay at Iconium (which is now Konya), visit the empty Mosque of the Dancing Dervishes, hear and see something of the new regime, and dine in a modern Turkish home 167
Chapter 6 In which I describe the sites of Pisidian Antioch, Lystra and Derbe, travel into the mountains, where I see a lost city, and across the plain, where I find men leading a ram garlanded for sacrifice. In the silence of Iconium I read a letter to the Galatians 211
Chapter 7 Describes a journey to Izmir, a voyage to Mitylene and to the coast of Macedonia. I see the place where St. Paul stepped ashore in Europe, I go over the hills to walk among the ruins of Philippi and I see the stream in which Lydia was baptized. In Salonica I see a strange funeral, and in Beroea, which is now called Verria, I am told something about St. Paul 250
Chapter 8 I stay in Athens and meet a man called Sophocles and another called Byron. On the Acropolis and on the Areopagus I encounter the Athens of St. Paul. My friends introduce me to the life of modern Athens and, in the heat of afternoon, I bathe at Phaleron 295
Chapter 9 I follow the steps of St. Paul from Athens to Corinth, where American archaeologists are revealing the city in which the Apostle preached. I climb to the summit of Acro-Corinth, meet a Greek who tells me something about peasant superstition and, journeying to Cenchreae, find that the once famous port is now a deserted bay 331
Chapter 10 Describes a journey to Ephesus, the site of the Temple of Diana, and the theatre in which the silversmiths demonstrated against St. Paul. I voyage to Palestine, stay with Carmelite Fathers, and visit Caesarea, I then take ship to Malta, where I see the bay of the shipwreck, travel on the Naples, and reach Rome. My journey ends at the tomb of St. Paul 366
Chronology of St. Paul's Life 479
How St. Paul Came to Write His Epistles 481
Bibliography 484
Index 489
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