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After the First Urban Christians: The Social-Scientific Study of Pauline Christianity Twenty-Five Years Later

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After The First Urban Christians is a collection of seven essays written by established scholars who revisit and update Wayne A. Meeks' landmark volume. The First Urban Christians, and offer fresh lines of inquiry for the future study of Paul and his churches in their Social setting. The book includes an epilogue by Meeks himself.

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Overview

After The First Urban Christians is a collection of seven essays written by established scholars who revisit and update Wayne A. Meeks' landmark volume. The First Urban Christians, and offer fresh lines of inquiry for the future study of Paul and his churches in their Social setting. The book includes an epilogue by Meeks himself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567219671
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,241,501
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd D. Still (Ph.D.
University of Glasgow) is Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Among other publications, he is the author of Conflict at Thessalonica: A Pauline Church and Its Neighbours and the editor of Jesus and Paul Reconnected:
Fresh Pathways into an Old Debate.

David G. Horrell is Professor of New Testament Studiesat the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of several books, includingAn Introduction to the Study of Paul (T&T Clark, Second Edition 2006) and Solidarity and Difference (T&T Clark, 2005). He was the editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament from 2002-2007. He is an active member of the British New Testament Society, having chaired the Social World of the New Testament Seminar from 2001-2006, andis also a member of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS). He completed his PhD at Cambridgeon Paul's Corinthian letters and the letter known as 1 Clement.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Abbreviations xi

Introduction 1

1 Whither Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation? Reflections on Contested Methodologies and the Future David G. Horrell 6

2 Contours of The Urban Environment Peter Oakes 21

3 Socio-Economic Profiling of the First Urban Christians Bruce W. Longenecker 36

4 First-Century Models For Paul's Churches: Selected Scholarly Developments Since Meeks Edward Adams 60

5 Organizational Structures and Relational Struggles Among the Saints: The Establishment and Exercise of Authority Within Pauline Assemblies Todd D. Still 79

6 Ritual and the First Urban Christians: Boundary Crossings of Life and Death Louise J. Lawrence 99

7 Patterns of Belief and Patterns of Life: Correlations in the First Urban Christians and Since Dale B. Martin 116

8 Taking Stock and Moving On Wayne A. Meeks 134

Bibliography 147

Index of Biblical and Ancient References 165

Index of Modern Authors 169

Index of Subjects 173

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