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New Testament

BRADLEY W. ROOT First Century Galilee

A Fresh Examination of the Sources

What was life like in first century Galilee? Bradley W. Root engages in a thorough reexamination of the evidence and concludes that Galilee was politically and economically stable until the Great Revolt, and that Galileans maintained strong cultural ties with Judea.   (learn more...)

Church History

PETER GEMEINHARDT Die Kirche und ihre Heiligen

Studien zu Ekklesiologie und Hagiographie in der Spätantike

[The Church and its Saints. Studies on Ecclesiology and Hagiography in Late Antiquity]

In the present volume, Peter Gemeinhardt investigates Christianity in late antiquity as an institution and as a community of saints. He focuses especially on structure and self-understanding of the Church in the 4th and 5th century and on the importance of martyrs even after the end of the persecutions.   (learn more...)

New Testament

CARLA SWAFFORD WORKS The Church in the Wilderness

Paul's Use of Exodus Traditions in 1 Corinthians

How did Paul use biblical narratives in 1 Corinthians? Carla Works examines Paul's use of exodus traditions in 1 Corinthians, particularly 1 Cor 5:6-8 and 10:1-22, to shape the identity formation of the early church.   (learn more..)

New Testament

TRAVIS B. WILLIAMS Good Works in 1 Peter

Negotiating Social Conflict and Christian Identity in the Greco-Roman World

[Gute Werke im 1. Petrusbrief. Über die Bewältigung sozialer Konflikte und christlicher Identität in der griechisch-römischen Welt]

Drawing on recent insights from postcolonial theory and social psychology, Travis B. Williams seeks to diagnose the social strategy of good works in 1 Peter by examining how the persistent admonition to "do good" is intended to be an appropriate response to social conflict.   (learn more...)