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The First Urban Churches 1: Methodological Foundations
edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn
SBL Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-1-62837-103-1 | Paper: 978-1-62837-102-4 | eISBN: 978-1-62837-104-8
Library of Congress Classification BV637.F57 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 270.1091732

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A fresh look at early urban churches


This collection of essays examines the urban context of early Christian churches in the first-century Roman world. A city-by-city investigation of the early churches in the New Testament clarifies the challenges, threats, and opportunities that urban living provided for early Christians. Readers will come away with a better understanding of how scholars assemble an accurate picture of the cities in which the first Christians flourished.


Features:



  • Analysis of urban evidence of the inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography

  • Discussion of how to use different types of evidence responsibly

  • Outline of what constitutes proper methodological use for establishing a nuanced, informed portrait of ancient urban life


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