The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul

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Yale University Press, 2003 - History - 303 pages
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This study draws on the letters of Paul, his associates and disciples, to elucidate the world of the early Christians. In this second edition, which includes a new preface, Meeks presents a social history of the early Christian movement discussing such subjects as the urban community, city versus country, women, social stratification, the relationship between Judaism and early Christianity, government, religious ritual and belief systems.
 

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A fascinating, though at times scholarly, sociological and historical study of the religious communities founded by Paul in a dozen or so cities around the Mediterranean basin. Meeks compares them ... Read full review

Review: The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul

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A fascinating, though at times scholarly, sociological and historical study of the religious communities founded by Paul in a dozen or so cities around the Mediterranean basin. Meeks compares them ... Read full review

Contents

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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XVIII
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIV
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XXXIII
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XLIII
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General editor Wayne Meeks, PH.D., is Woolsey Professor of Biblical Studies at Yale University and the author of many books. He lives in New Haven CT. The Society of Biblical Literature is a 5,500 member international group of experts on the Bible and related fields.

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