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READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul ↠ ✭ The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul Books ✯ Author Wayne A. Meeks – Connecfloor.co.uk What was it like to be an ordinary Christian in the beginning decades of the Roman Empire In this absoThe First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul Books Author Wayne A. Meeks Connecfloor.co.uk What was it like to be an ordinary Christian in the beginning decades of the Roman Emp.

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Of the Roman Empire In this absorbing and authoritative book 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..

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  • Dan Lacich

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulVery insightful look at early Christianity Meeks tends to take the most liberal and skeptical of views on dating New Testament books as well as uestions of authorship This impacts how he interprets


  • Annie Large

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulReally interesting full of lots of information Presented as a thesis tough not a book you would just volunteer to read


  • Richard Worden

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulIn the 1950's there was a TV program called You Were There which re created historical events Meeks' book is a You Were There experience Using sociological concepts the author gives a bird's eye view of the church in Roman cities and how they survived interacted with their neighbours differed from the Jerusalem James led church and how the Pauline theology evolved ultimately dominating the Roman EmpireThe book is academic with hundred of footnotes and an excellent biography


  • Brett

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulAwesome book It is early '80's So it doesn't seem that novel now but it was a turning point in Pauline and biblical scholarship as he was one of the pioneers of the social critical approach It is a must read for anybody reading PaulI was particularly fascinated his first chapter about urban life at the time


  • Nicola Hawkes

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulI'm not a theologian and so not really ualified to judge the literary value of the content some reviewers dispute Meeks' assertions of authorship for some of the epistles or lack of treatment of some relevant material and I can see why they might be concerned that he extrapolates too far from scanty material I have no idea However I found a great deal of this book extremely interesting and thought provoking It set the


  • Jim Warren

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulI started this book as part of my study of a Biblical sense of community Meeks writes to an audience of scholars yet is understandable to anyone who reads above a 7th grade reading level His scholarly insights help us understand the culture surrounding and within the early churches established by Paul in Urban Centers


  • Laura Robinson

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulGreat uick read about the evidence from Pauline letters about what sort of communities Paul was in the business of forming their self understanding social mobility social class etc


  • Michael Walker

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulThis was a ground breaking work in biblical sociology by one of the field's pioneers Thought provoking


  • Lu Tsun

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulREVIEW AND CRITIUE Meeks Wayne A The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul New Haven Yale 1983 In The First Urban Christians Meeks offered a ground breaking social history model of explaining the growth of the Pauline Christian movement studying the sociological conditions urban lives social classes rituals and household conventions of the ordinary Pauline Christians in the Greco Roman environment The distinctive orientation of Meek’s study is to “describe” the real life pattern of ordinary Christians instead of “analyzing” the “


  • T.A. Gallant

    READ Ö The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle Paul The First Urban Christians The Social World of the Apostle PaulThis book came highly rated but honestly I found it a bit disappointing It's not simply that I don't share the author's opinions about the New Testament text although that certainly contributed I happen to think Acts has actual historical value and don't buy the notion that Ephesians Colossians and the Pastorals are deutero Pauline Thus I found much of Meeks' analysis frustratingEually problematic is that in mutiple cases Meeks made an assertion about Paul himself and I could readily think of an instance in an uncontested Pauline letter that disproved the point—including at times verses that elsewhere Meeks showed awareness of the textThen too I frankly found the writer a bit dry w