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Title The first urban churches. 5 Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea / edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn
Published Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 457 pages) : illustrations
Series Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series ; number 16
Writings from the Greco-Roman world supplement series ; no. 16
Contents Perspectives on the Lycus Valley: an inscriptional, archaeological, numismatic, and iconographic approach / Alan H. Cadwallader and James R. Harrison -- Colossians, Hierapolitan coins-and the young bearers of hope / Ulrich Huttner -- Unraveling the threads of identity: cloth and clothing in the Lycus Valley / Rosemary Canavan -- On the question of comparative method in historical research: Colossae and Chonai in larger frame / Alan H. Cadwallader -- Salience, multiple affiliation, and Christ belief in the Lycus Valley: a conversation with Ulrich Huttner's Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley / Harry O. Maier -- Initiation, vision, and spiritual power: the Hellenistic dimensions of the problem at Colossae / Clinton E. Arnold -- Everyday life in a Roman town like Colossae: the papyrological evidence / Peter Arzt-Grabner -- A city with a message: Colossae and Colossians / Angela Standhartinger -- Employing numismatic evidence in discussions of early Christianity in the Lycus valley: a case study from Laodicea / Michael P. Theophilos -- Rome's market economy in the Lycus valley: soundings from Laodicea and Colossae / Michael Trainor -- Has the Vita Abercii misled epigraphists in the reconstruction of the inscription? / Allen Brent -- The inscriptions and oracular prophecy in the Eastern Mediterranean basin: assessing the Book of Revelation in its Graeco-Roman revelatory context / James R. Harrison
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Cities and towns -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
City churches.
Extinct cities -- Turkey.
RELIGION / Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Colossae (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, James R., 1952-
Welborn, L. L., 1953-
ISBN 0884144186
ISSN 9780884144199
Other Titles Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea