After the First Urban Christmas
This year marks the twenty-five anniversary of the publication of The First Urban Christians by Wayne A. Meeks. In this now-classic work Meeks examined the socio-historical context of Pauline Christianity through the lens of Paul's letters. After The First Urban...
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This year marks the twenty-five anniversary of the publication of The First Urban Christians by Wayne A. Meeks. In this now-classic work Meeks examined the socio-historical context of Pauline Christianity through the lens of Paul's letters. After The First Urban Christians, edited by Todd D. Still and David G. Horrell, is a collection of seven essays written by established scholars, plus an epilog authored by Meeks himself, that revisits and updates Meeks's landmark volume. Furthermore,After The First Urban Christians offers fresh lines of inquiry for the future study of Paul and his churches in their social setting.
Taking Meeks's landmark book as its starting point, this new volume of essays examines the developments in social-scientific study of Pauline Christianity over the past twenty-five years and outlines directions for future research.
David G. Horrell (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of several books, including An Introduction to the Study of Paul (T&T Clark, Second Edition 2006) and Solidarity and Difference (T&T Clark, 2005). He was the editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament from 2002-2007.
He is an active member of the British New Testament Society, having chaired the Social World of the New Testament Seminar from 2001-2006, and is also a member of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS). He completed his PhD at Cambridge on Pauls Corinthian letters and the letter known as 1 Clement
Todd D. Still (Ph.D., University of Glasgow, Scotland) serves as an associate professor of Christian Scriptures (New Testament and Greek) at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. A Pauline specialist, Dr. Still's publications include Conflict at Thessalonica: A Pauline Church and its Neighbors (Sheffield Academic Press), Colossians (The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Revised Edition--Zondervan), Philippians, Philemon (Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary), Jesus and Paul Reconnected: Fresh Pathways into an Old Debate (Eerdmans), and with David E. Garland. Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle's Interpreters, Life, Letters, and Thought.( Zondervan).
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- Introduction-the Editors; Chapter One: The Use Of Theories And Models From The Social Sciences-david G. Horrell University Of Exeter); Chapter Two: The Urban Environment Of Pauline Christianity-peter Oakes (university Of Manchester); Chapter Three: The Social Level Of Pauline Christians-bruce Longenecker (university Of St. Andrews); Chapter Four: Formation Of The Ekklesia-edward Adams (king's College, London); Chapter Five: Governance-todd D. Still (baylor University, Truett Seminary); Chapter Six: Ritual-louise Lawrence (university Of Exeter); Chapter Seven: Patterns Of Belief And Patterns Of Life-dale B. Martin (yale University); Chapter Eight: Epilogue: Retrospect And Prospect-wayne A. Meeks (yale University, Emeritus); Conclusion- The Editors.