In this classic work, Wayne A. Meeks analyzes the earliest extant documents of Christianity―the letters of Paul―to describe the tensions and the texture of life of the first urban Christians. In a new introduction, he describes the evolution of the field of New Testament scholarship over the past twenty years, including new developments in fields such as archaeology and social history.
Praise for the earlier edition:
“Many readers are likely to join me in feeling that they have never been so close to their mixed and mixed-up spiritual ancestors as Meeks helps them to be. For those who are open to the possibility that they can find fresh angles on the familiar, this book is not only recommended; it is urged.”―Martin E. Marty, Christian Century
“A much-needed authoritative study.”―J. L. Houlden, Times Literary Supplement
"Those with any historical bent will be intrigued by the way a story usually overlaid with thick layers of theological speculation is unraveled. . . . And those who simply have an interest in how groups form in any era . . . will be fascinated by this case study of one particular community that has ramifications for understanding all other communities."―Robert McAfee Brown, New York Times Book Review "Should fascinate any reader with an interest in the history of human thought."--Phoebe-Lou Adams, Atlantic Monthly
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Co-winner of the 1986 annual Award for Excellence given by the American Academy of Religion; Co-winner of the 1984 Biblical Archaeology Review Publication AwardAbout the Author:
Wayne A. Meeks is the Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Department of Religious Studies at Yale University. He is also the author of The Origins of Christian Morality and In Search of the Early Christians, both published by Yale University Press.
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Descrizione libro Yale Univ Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110300028768
Descrizione libro Yale Univ Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0300028768
Descrizione libro Yale Univ Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300028768