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The First Urban Churches 5: Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea
edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn
SBL Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-88414-418-2 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-419-9 | Paper: 978-1-62837-261-8

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A fresh examination of early Christianity by an international team of New Testament and classical scholars



Volume 5 of The First Urban Churches investigates the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Roman Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea. Building on the methodologies introduced in the first volume and supplementing the in-depth studies of Corinth, Ephesus, and Philippi (vols. 2-4), essays in this volume challenge readers to reexamine preconceived understandings of the early church and to grapple with the meaning and context of Christianity in its first-century Roman colonial context.



Features:



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

  • Proposed reconstructions of the past and its social, religious, and political significance

  • A nuanced, informed portrait of ancient urban life in the cities of the Lycus Valley

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