Who are the people beside Paul, and what can we know about them? This volume brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars representing a range of expertise with a common interest: Philippi in antiquity. Each contribution attends to one set of contextual particularities for these people, while simultaneously placing them in wider Greco-Roman settings. The contributions offer crucial insights into often-explored questions concerning the letter's hymn and audience, Paul's "opponents," and the sites of the community and of Paul's imprisonment. Additionally, contributors examine issues related to women, slaves, Jews, and members of localized cults.
About the Author
Joseph A. Marchal is the author and editor of four other works on the study of Paul's letters and the communities that received them including, Philippians: Historical Problems, Hierarchical Visions, Hysterical Anxieties (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014), Studying Paul's Letters: Contemporary Perspectives and Methods (Fortress, 2012), The Politics of Heaven: Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul (Fortress Press, 2008), and Hierarchy, Unity, and Imitation: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Power Dynamics in Paul's Letter to the Philippians (Society of Biblical Literature, 2006).