From Paul To Valentinus

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In this pathbreaking study of the rise and shape of the earliest churches in Rome, Lampe integrates history, archaeology, theology, and social analysis. He also takes a close look at inscriptional evidence to complement the reading of the great literary texts: from Paul's Letter to the Romans to the writings of Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Montanus, and Valentinus. Thoroughly reworked and updated by the author for this English-language edition, this study is a groundbreaking work, broad in scope and closely ...
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Overview

In this pathbreaking study of the rise and shape of the earliest churches in Rome, Lampe integrates history, archaeology, theology, and social analysis. He also takes a close look at inscriptional evidence to complement the reading of the great literary texts: from Paul's Letter to the Romans to the writings of Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Montanus, and Valentinus. Thoroughly reworked and updated by the author for this English-language edition, this study is a groundbreaking work, broad in scope and closely detailed. Lampe deals with the shape of leadership and the Christians' relation to the Judeans living in Rome. In six parts, comprised of fifty-one chapters and four appendices, Lampe greatly advances our knowledge of the shape of leadership and the Christians' relation to the Judeans living in Rome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800627027
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Note
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Introduction: From the Beginnings of Urban Roman Christianity to the Separation from the Synagogue 5
Ch. 1 The Entrance of Christianity via the Trade Route 7
Ch. 2 The "Edict of Claudius" and Separation from the Synagogue 11
Pt. 2 Topography 17
Ch. 3 In Which Quarters of the City Did the Christian Population Concentrate? 19
Ch. 4 Did Particular Strata of the Population Predominate in the Quarters under Investigation? 48
Pt. 3 First Diachronic Section: General Information About Urban Roman Christianity 67
Ch. 5 Jewish and Gentile Christians 69
Ch. 6 Information from Paul's Letter to the Romans and Acts 28:30f. 80
Ch. 7 Information in Conjunction with the Persecution by Nero 82
Ch. 8 Information from First Clement 85
Ch. 9 Information from Ignatius's Letter to the Romans 88
Ch. 10 The Shepherd of Hermas: Social Stratification in the First Half of the Second Century and the Attendant Conflicts 90
Ch. 11 The Writings of Justin: The Social Structure of Christianity at the Middle of the Second Century 100
Ch. 12 The Excavation Complex at the Vatican 104
Ch. 13 Social Stratification at the Time of Commodus 117
Ch. 14 Traditio Apostolica 127
Ch. 15 Summary and Conclusion 138
Pt. 4 Second Diachronic Section: Prosopographic Investigation 151
Ch. 16 The Roman Christians of Romans 16 153
Ch. 17 Claudius Ephebus and Valerius Biton (I Clem. 63:3; 65:1) 184
Ch. 18 Aquila and Prisca 187
Ch. 19 Pomponia Graecina 196
Ch. 20 T. Flavius Clemens and Flavia Domitilla 198
Ch. 21 The Author of First Clement 206
Ch. 22 The Person of Hermas 218
Ch. 23 The Woman from Justin's Apology 2.2 237
Ch. 24 Marcion 241
Ch. 25 Justin 257
Ch. 26 Tatian and Rhodon 285
Ch. 27 Valentinians 292
Ch. 28 Carpocratians 319
Ch. 29 The Martyr Apollonius 321
Ch. 30 Marcus Aurelius Prosenes and Other Members of Caeser's Familia 330
Ch. 31 Two Wives of Governors: Women of Senatorial Rank 340
Ch. 32 Representatives of Western Latin Education 341
Ch. 33 The Theodotians 344
Ch. 34 Praxeas, Gaius, and the Problem of "Hippolytus" 349
Ch. 35 Summary 351
Pt. 5 The Fractionation of Roman Christianity 357
Ch. 36 The Evidence of Fractionation 359
Ch. 37 Private Property Utilized by the Church Community 366
Ch. 38 The Exeternal Image of Christian House-Church Congregations 373
Ch. 39 Fractionation and Theological Pluralism 381
Ch. 40 Fractionation and Tolerance of People with Other Theological Opinions 385
Ch. 41 Fractionation, Monarchical Episcopacy, and Presbyterial Governance 397
Pt. 6 Final Remarks 409
App. 1 Students of Marcion 414
App. 2 Justin: Educational Components 417
App. 3 Tatian: Education Components 426
App. 4 Fractionation of Roman Jewry 431
Abbreviations 433
Bibliography 437
Maps, Diagrams, and Figures 475
Indexes 491
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