The First Urban Churches 4 (Book published November 16, 2018


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Author  James R. Harrison
Publisher  SBL Press
Publication Date   November 16, 2018
ISBN  1628372265
Pages  390

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Investigate the challenges and opportunities experienced by the early church

This fourth installment of The First Urban Churches, edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Roman Philippi. The international team of New Testament and classical scholars contributing to the volume present essays that use inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography to examine the rivalries, imperial context, and ecclesial setting of the Philippian church.


  • Analysis of the material and epigraphic evidence relating to first- and second-century CE Roman Philippi
  • Examination of important passages from Philippians within their ancient urban context
  • Investigation of the social composition and membership of the Philippian church from the archaeological and documentary evidence

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