First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul

ISBN-10: 0300098618
ISBN-13: 9780300098617
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Wayne A. Meeks
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

This text analyses the earliest extant documents of Christianity, the letters of Paul, which illuminate the tensions & the texture of life of the first urban Christians. In a new introduction, the author describes the field of New Testament scholarship over the past two decades.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Introduction
The Urban Environment of Pauline Christianity
Paul and the City
From Village to City
From Polis to Empire
The People of the City
City versus Country
Cosmopolis
Mobility
Women in the Greco-Roman City
Connections
Urban Judaism and Pauline Christianity
The Cities of Pauline Christianity
The Social Level of Pauline Christians
"Proletarians" or "Middle Class"?
Measuring Social Stratification
Prosopographic Evidence
Indirect Evidence
Mixed Strata, Ambiguous Status
The Formation of the Ekklesia
Models from the Environment
The Fellowship and Its Boundaries
A Worldwide People
Governance
Dealing with Conflict
Inferences
Ritual
Minor Rituals
Baptism: Ritual of Initiation
The Lord's Supper: Ritual of Solidarity
Unknown and Controverted Rituals
Patterns of Belief and Patterns of Life
One God, One Lord, One Body
Apocalyptic and the Management of Innovation
The Crucified Messiah
Evil and Its Reversal
Correlations
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography of Secondary Works Cited
Supplementary Bibliography
Index of Biblical References
Index of Modern Authors
Subject Index

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