Lack of Christian unity: a perplexing problem since the days of Paul
Issue was focus of his first letter to the Corinthians
Sometime during the 50s CE when he wrote his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle, Paul faced a problem, one he mentions from the beginning: The nascent church was divided.
After introducing himself and getting past the formalities, Paul brings up division as his first topic1:
Now I beg you, brothers and s…