The First Urban Churches 1: Methodological Foundations
Harrison, James R. and L. L. Welborn, editors
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. xiii + 345. $34.95
Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series, 7
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Description: 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.
Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Archaeology
Review by Michelle Christian
Citation: Michelle Christian, review of James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, eds., The First Urban Churches 1: Methodological Foundations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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