St Paul in: Greece, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus
Number four in the series of Guides to places of Christian pilgrimage. Here we present a fascinating tour of the modern-day countries visited by travellers following in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. We visit all of the Pauline sites including: in Turkey the Seven Churches of the Revelation and the cities of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, plus Istanbul; Then to Greece and Thessalonika, eastern and western Macedonia; the Meteora monasteries; Delphi, Athens, and Corinth; On to Salamis and Paphos in Cyprus; And finally exploring the rich history of Malta, where there are frequent reminders of Paul’s legacy. Another theme is Paul’s letters to the believers of the Seven Churches of the Revelation.
First of all, the story of Saul of Tarsus’ conversion on the road to Damascus which led to his three missionary journeys, and journey to Rome, is told. Next, each country is featured in its own chapter in order to follow the most likely itineraries of present-day travellers. In conclusion, the authors reflect upon Paul’s transformation of Christianity from a Jewish sect to embrace Gentiles, and his influence on Christianity as it spread from Jerusalem to Rome. These lands are rich in reminders of the hardships faced by early Christians to establish their faith.
Like all Guides in this series, we profusely illustrate this book in full colour with several maps and plans. Most of all, this is an essential aid for pilgrims to prepare for a pilgrimage and a quality souvenir to bring back many lasting memories.
About the Lands of St Paul authors
Raymond Goodburn and David Houseley share the same experience in drawing upon several years of organising tours in the footsteps of St Paul. They have visited all of the places described in this book on several occasions. Ray is an ordained pastor who organises several pilgrimages each year in his work for a leading tour operator. At the same time, David operated his own pilgrimage company for many years. Both have collaborated as authors of books on the Holy Land and Oberammergau and its Passion Play.
Paperback. A5. 112 pages.
ISBN 978-0-9532511-2-4 Print only. A new expanded edition (Print and EPUB) expected 2019.