The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul
|Professor Wayne A. Meeks|
|Yale University Press (1984)|
|1 copy available|
Co-winner of the 1986 annual Award for Excellence given by the American Academy of Religion Co-winner of the 1984 Biblical Archaeology Review Publication Award
In this classic work, Wayne A. Meeks analyzes the earliest extant documents of Christianity--the letters of Paul--to describe the tensions and the texture of life of the first urban Christians. In a new introduction, he describes the evolution of the field of New Testament scholarship over the past twenty years, including new developments in fields such as archaeology and social history.