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The first urban Christians : the social world of the Apostle Paul

Author: Wayne A Meeks
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text analyses the earliest extant documents of Christianity, the letters of Paul, which illuminate the tensions and the texture of life of the first urban Christians. In a new introduction, the author describes the field of New Testament scholarship over the past two decades.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, The Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne A Meeks
ISBN: 0300098618 9780300098617
OCLC Number: 51897109
Description: xiv, 303 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The urban environment of Pauline Christianity --
The social level of Pauline Christians --
The formation of the Ekklēsia --
Governance --
Ritual --
Patterns of belief and patterns of life.
Responsibility: Wayne A. Meeks.

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