The First Urban Churches 1

The First Urban Churches 1

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.

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9781628371048

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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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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The First Urban Churches Assessing the potential of archaeological discoveries for the interpretation of New Testament texts the case of a gladiator fragment from Colossae and the letter to the Colossians

The First Urban Churches  Assessing the potential of archaeological discoveries for the interpretation of New Testament texts   the case of a gladiator fragment from Colossae and the letter to the Colossians

This collection of essays examines the urban context of early Christian churches in the first-century Roman world.

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2015021858

Category: Church history

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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--Publisher's website.
Categories: Church history

The First Urban Churches 5

The First Urban Churches 5

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 ...

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884144186

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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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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The First Urban Churches 3

The First Urban Churches 3

Investigate the challenges, threats, and opportunities experienced by the early church in Ephesus The third installment of The First Urban Churches focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Ephesus.

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884142361

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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Investigate the challenges, threats, and opportunities experienced by the early church in Ephesus The third installment of The First Urban Churches focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Ephesus. As with previous volumes, contributors illustrate how an investigation of the material evidence will help readers understand properly the challenges, threats, and opportunities that the early Ephesian believers faced in that city. Brad Bitner, James R. Harrison, Michael Haxby, Fredrick J. Long, Guy M. Rogers, Michael Theophilos, Paul Trebilco, and Stephan Witetschek demonstrate decisively the difference that such an approach makes in grappling with the meaning and context of the New Testament writings, particularly Ephesians, Acts, and Revelation. Features Analysis of urban evidence of the 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 Ephesus
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The First Urban Churches 2

The First Urban Churches 2

The essays demonstrate decisively the difference that such an approach makes in grappling with the meaning and context of the Corinthian epistles in the New Testament.

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884141129

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Investigate the challenges, threats, and opportunities experienced by the early church Volume two of The First Urban Churches focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Roman Corinth. An investigation of the material evidence of Corinth helps readers today understand properly the challenges, threats, and opportunities that the early Corinthian believers faced in the city. The essays demonstrate decisively the difference that such an approach makes in grappling with the meaning and context of the Corinthian epistles in the New Testament. Features: Analysis of urban evidence of the inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography Proposed reeconstructions of the past and its social, religious, and political significance A nuanced, informed portrait of ancient urban life in Corinth
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The First Urban Churches 3

The First Urban Churches 3

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884142345

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 395

Investigate the challenges, threats, and opportunities experienced by the early church in Ephesus The third installment of The First Urban Churches focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Ephesus. As with previous volumes, contributors illustrate how an investigation of the material evidence will help readers understand properly the challenges, threats, and opportunities that the early Ephesian believers faced in that city. Brad Bitner, James R. Harrison, Michael Haxby, Fredrick J. Long, Guy M. Rogers, Michael Theophilos, Paul Trebilco, and Stephan Witetschek demonstrate decisively the difference that such an approach makes in grappling with the meaning and context of the New Testament writings, particularly Ephesians, Acts, and Revelation. Features Analysis of urban evidence of the 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 Ephesus
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The First Urban Christians

The First Urban Christians

Meeks analyzes the letters of Paul to see what kind of people joined the Christian groups in the urban centers and what it was like to be a Christian then.

Author: Wayne A. Meeks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300098618

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Meeks analyzes the letters of Paul to see what kind of people joined the Christian groups in the urban centers and what it was like to be a Christian then.
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Origines Anglican or A history of the English Church from the first planting of the Christian religion amongst the English Saxons till the death of king John 2 vols 2 vols in 3

Origines Anglican    or  A history of the English Church  from the first planting of the Christian religion amongst the English Saxons  till the death of king John   2 vols  2 vols   in 3

1 . honours ; ib . ; viii , 15 : Anselm ' s letters ANCHITELL , archdeacon of
Canterbury , refused , and Urban ' s threats disregarded , present at the council of
London in 1075 ; by the king ; iv , 15 : his case submitII , ii , 13 . ted to the council
of Bari ...

Author: John Inett

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555070187

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The New Testament Church

The New Testament Church

This chapter will attempt to identify the ecclesiological convictions largely implicit
in 1 and 2 Thessalonians and Philippians. The concern is ... Meeks describes the
passage as a near-parody of the civic language (First Urban Christians, 108).

Author: John P. Harrison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877811

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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Christian communities today face enormous challenges in the new contexts and teachings that try to redefine what churches should be. Christians look to the New Testament for a pattern for the church, but the New Testament does not present a totally uniform picture of the structure, leadership, and sacraments practiced by first-century congregations. There was a unity of the Christian communities centered on the teaching that Jesus is the Christ, whom God has raised from the dead and has enthroned as Lord, yet not every assembly did exactly the same thing and saw themselves in exactly the same way. Rather, in the New Testament we find a collage of rich theological insights into what it means to be the church. When leaders of today see this diversity, they can look for New Testament ecclesiologies that are most relevant to the social and cultural context in which their community lives. This volume of essays, written with the latest scholarship, highlights the uniqueness of individual ecclesiologies of the various New Testament documents and their core unifying themes.
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The Theology of Paul the Apostle

The Theology of Paul the Apostle

Bibliography : R. Banks , Paul's Idea of Community : The Early House Churches
in their Historical Setting ( Exeter ... Christian Community in the Light of 1
Corinthians , " Studies in Christian Ethics 10 ( 1997 ) 1-15 ; Becker , Paul 420-30
... ZTK 92 ( 1995 ) 140-65 ; R. J. McKelvey , The New Temple : The Church in the
New Testament ( London : Oxford University , 1969 ) ; Meeks , First Urban
Christians ...

Author: James D. G. Dunn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802844235

Category: Religion

Page: 808

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Using Paul's letter to the Romans as the foundation for his monumental study of Paul's theology, James D. G. Dunn describes Paul's teaching on God, sin, humankind, Christology, salvation, the church, and the nature of the Christian life.
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Keeping the Church in Its Place

Keeping the Church in Its Place

INTRODUCTION mm The subject of the Christian community or the church is not
an unfamiliar one within New Testament studies. The recognition ... on this 1. In
Pauline studies, representative works include Wayne A. Meeks, The First Urban ...

Author: Richard P. Thompson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567026453

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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Thompson's study uncovers descriptions of the church that emphasize certain characteristics presented in the opening scenes of the narrative: the blessing and presence of God, the unanimity of the believers, the communal caring for one another, and the proclamation of the gospel.
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Democratic Religion

Democratic Religion

ber 1865; Church Book, Greensboro First Baptist Church, 3 September 1882;
Church Book, Phillips Mill Baptist Church, 9 December 1899. ... 1 June 1867;
Church Book, Newnan First Baptist Church, 22 March 1868; Church Book,
Atlanta First Baptist Church, 14 July 1869; Church Book, Little Ogeechee ...
Urban churches sometimes employed pew rents, at times simultaneously with the
envelope system.

Author: Gregory A. Wills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535589X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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No American denomination identified itself more closely with the nation's democratic ideal than the Baptists. Most antebellum southern Baptist churches allowed women and slaves to vote on membership matters and preferred populists preachers who addressed their appeals to the common person. Paradoxically no denomination could wield religious authority as zealously as the Baptists. Between 1785 and 1860 they ritually excommunicated forty to fifty thousand church members in Georgia alone. Wills demonstrates how a denomination of freedom-loving individualists came to embrace an exclusivist spirituality--a spirituality that continues to shape Southern Baptist churches in contemporary conflicts between moderates who urge tolerance and conservatives who require belief in scriptural inerrancy. Wills's analysis advances our understanding of the interaction between democracy and religious authority, and will appeal to scholars of American religion, culture, and history, as well as to Baptist observers.
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View from the Urban Loft

View from the Urban Loft

In the first part of this book, I ancient development of cities and their urban origins.
And we explored ... 1 The early church erupted onto the scene in a rapidly
expanding multi-city movement—a trajectory that we are still on today. Fast
forward to ...

Author: Sean Benesh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893264

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 685

As the world hurtles towards urbanization at an ever-increasing pace, there arises the need for further theological reflection on the city. Globalization, international immigration, and densification in cities are having a transformative impact on the urban landscape. Urban mission is at the forefront of many denominations, church planting networks, ministries, and mission organizations yearning for citywide transformation. How are we to think biblically and theologically about the city? View from the Urban Loft will take readers through the development of cities throughout history, act as a guide to navigating the current forces shaping urban environments, and seek to uncover a theology of the city that gives Christians a rationale and a biblical understanding of the meaning and purposes of the city and then how to live in it for the glory of God.
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Bourgeois Babes Bossy Wives and Bobby Haircuts

Bourgeois Babes  Bossy Wives  and Bobby Haircuts

See helpful discussions of the evidence in Thiselton, First Epistle to the
Corinthians, 1150– 61; David E. Garland, 1 Corinthians (BECNT; Grand ... For
further discussion see Alan Padgett, As Christ Submits to the Church: A Biblical
Understanding of Leadership and Mutual ... According to Wayne A. Meeks (The
First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul [New Haven, CT:
Yale University ...

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310498179

Category: Religion

Page: 45

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Taking a stand over the gender-issue divide Author and New Testament scholar Michael Bird was formerly in favor of distinct gender roles in ministry, a viewpoint commonly called “complementarianism.” But inconsistencies in practice and careful biblical study convinced him to rethink his position. Originally published as a short ebook, Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts offers an engaging, incisive perspective on biblical gender equality and the egalitarian view—a preference for allowing women to hold teaching and leadership positions in ministry. While Bird is now egalitarian, he nevertheless strikes a respectful tone toward those in his previous camp, seeking to craft a perspective that both values women and upholds biblical differences between the sexes. Humorous and hard-hitting, Bird will challenge readers on both sides of the gender-issue divide.
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Planting and Growing Urban Churches

Planting and Growing Urban Churches

1 Of the five houses Harambee now occupies, three had been used in the drug
trade. Their first step was to start a neighborhood watch.The Perkinses were not
very popular with those involved in this “drug supermarket.” They would call the ...

Author: Harvie M. Conn

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801021091

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Practical steps to take toward establishing vital churches in metropolitan areas amidst formidable challenges.
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The Letters of Paul

The Letters of Paul

Karen J o Torjesen, When Women Were Priests: Women's Leadership in the
Early Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity (
San Francisco: ... The household is the primary model for leadership in those
letters, and yet the leadership of women is rejected (e.g., 1 Tim 2:11-15). ...
Theissen, The Social Setting, 145-74; and Meeks, The First Urban Christians, 67-
69, 157-62.

Author:

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426750069

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Interpreting Biblical Texts series presents a concise edition covering the seven undisputed epistles of Paul. In this volume, Charles Cousar is primarily concerned not with the man Paul and his life and work, but with his surviving letters. Part 1 introduces methods in reading the Pauline letters. Part 2 attends to the critical themes emerging in the letters--the decisiveness of Jesus Christ and old versus new life. Part 3 discusses the other six letters bearing Paul's name that appear in the New Testament.
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An Introduction to the New Testament Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament  Second Edition

Early Christianity from its inception was characterized by a variety ofbeliefs and
practices.2 New Testament Orthodoxy and Heresy The second ... For example,
we want to give the so-called Judaizers a chance to be heard, as well as the
Apostle Paul, who opposed them (Gal 1–2). ... on plurality, see Meeks, The First
Urban Christians; Stark, The Rise ofChristianity; Theissen, Religion of Earliest
Churches.

Author: Charles B. Puskas

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893318

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.
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The Letter to the Hebrews in Social Scientific Perspective

The Letter to the Hebrews in Social Scientific Perspective

At a climactic point in his argument, he speaks about the sacrifices that “they offer
perpetually” (10:1) and asks the rhetorical ... Excellent examples include
Theissen, Pauline Christianity; Meeks, First Urban Christians; de Vos, Church
and ...

Author: David A. deSilva

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893660

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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A lot of mystery surrounds the book of Hebrews, especially regarding its authorship, date, and audience. But by asking the right kind of questions, one can move beyond the impasses typical of historical investigation. In this volume, David deSilva explores Hebrews through a social-scientific lens, asking one of the most important questions when interpreting letters and sermons: What was going on in the community to occasion such a response? DeSilva looks for clues concerning the anonymous author, his education level, the influence of the Greek environment, and his perception of his own authority. In addition, by forming a social profile of the audience that includes location, ethnicity, and class status, deSilva brings to light the author's aims of helping protect Christian converts from persecution and social shame. This book not only helps the sermon "to the Hebrews" take on flesh and blood for contemporary readers; it also expands the readers' tools for asking fresh questions and exploring new dimensions in biblical texts.
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After the First Urban Christians

After the First Urban Christians

'After the First Urban Christians' introduces the groundbreaking volume 'The First Urban Christians' to a new generation of students, scholars, and even general readers.

Author: Todd D. Still

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: UVA:X030607757

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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'After the First Urban Christians' introduces the groundbreaking volume 'The First Urban Christians' to a new generation of students, scholars, and even general readers.
Categories: Religion

Medieval Religion

Medieval Religion

One already mentioned was the notion of a twelfthcentury Renaissance, which
was popularized by Charles Homer Haskins ... Since late antiquity two wings of
the Church—the clerical (priests who had administered early urban churches
with a ...

Author: Constance Hoffman Berman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134372935

Category: History

Page: 416

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Constance Hoffman Berman presents an indispensable collection of the most influential and revisionist work to be done on religion in the Middle Ages in the last two decades. Bringing together an authoritative list of scholars from around the world, this book is a comprehensive compilation of the most important work in this field. Medieval Religion provides a valuable service for all those who study the Middle Ages, church history or religion.
Categories: History