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  • Social Science and the Christian Scriptures: Sociological Introductions and New Translation (3 vols.)
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2017)
    Eugene, Oregon: Wimpf & Stock.

    Sociological theories, cued in by the New Testament texts, are given for each book of the New Testament, in their order of composition, so as to provide a series of "stills" in the early development of the Christian movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • The use of the term "magic" as a soco-religious category in the study of the Greco-Roman world and early Christanity.
    Aune, David E. (2014)
    In Stephen K. Black (ed.) To Set at Liberty. Essays on Early Chrisianity and its Social World in Honor of John H. Elliott. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Early Christian
  • Persecution and schismogenesis: How a penitential crisis over mass apostasy facilitated the triumph of Catholic Christianity in the Roman Empire.
    Bryant, Joseph M. (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 147-168.

    Focus on the lapsi crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Historical; Schism
  • Integration or Individuation: Are the Salvation Goods Promised by First-Century Christian Preaching Still Attractive?
    Brandt, Pierre-Yves (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 101-125.

    The 1st century appeal of Christianity, as presented by Gerd Theissen, was social integration; Christianity does not offer that in the modern world.

    Associated Search Terms: Religious goods; Modernity; Integration (social); Early Christian; Individualism
  • Images of Genderless Ministry: Early Christianity ahead of Itself.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 123-139.

    Analyzes canonical Christian literature that reflects earliest Christianity; while the image of God was masculine, the ministerial extension of the presence of God was genderless.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy image; Gender; Early Christian; God, image of
  • The Concept of Choice in the Rise of Christianity: A Critique of Rational-Choice Theory.
    Lundskow, George (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 223-248.

    Critique of Rodney Stark's Rise of Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Rational choice theory; Early Christian
  • Ancient Judaism and early Christianity: A Critical Dialectical/conflict Approach to Biblical History.
    Goldstein, Warren S. (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 205-222.

    Narrates Hebrew & early Christian history from a conflict perspective & dialectic of prophecy/priesthood; the account of Christian origins differs from that of those who use higher criticism.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Prophetic-priestly; Early Christian; Conflict theory; Dialectic
  • Forme culturali del cristianesimo nascente. (Scienze umane. Nuova srie 2).
    Destro, Adriana (2005)
    Brescia: Morcelliana.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • Hybridity as Subversion of Orthodoxy? Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity.
    Boyarin, Daniel, and Virginia Burrus (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 431-441.

    Focuses on 4th century phenomena.

    Associated Search Terms: Heresy; Jewish, ancient; Syncretism; Early Christian
  • Purity, spirit, and reciprocity in Acts of Apostles.
    Davies, Douglas J. (2004)
    In Louise Lawrence and Mario Aguilar (eds.) Anthrpology and Biblcial Studies: Avenues of Appraoch. Leiden: Deo, pp. 259-280.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • The Diffusion of Christianity in the Third Century AD as a Case-study in the Theory of Cultural Selection.
    Runciman, Walter G. (2004)
    European Journal of Sociology 45:1: 3-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Diffusion; Culture
  • The Formation of Christianity in Antioch. A Social-Scientific Approach to the Separation Between Judaism and Christianity.
    Zetterholm, Magnus (2003)
    London & New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Assimilation; Antioch on the Orontes; Ethnic; Early Christian
  • Social Sciences Studying Formative Christian Phenomena: A Creative Movement.
    Horrell, David G. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 3-28.

    Overview of the social scientific study of early Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • Conversion in Early Christianity.
    Sanders, Jack T. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, JeanDuhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 619-641.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Early Christian
  • "Becoming Christian": Solidifying Christian Identity and Content.
    Horrell, David G. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 309-335.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Early Christian
  • Archaeological and Architectural Issues and the Question of Demographic and Urban Forms.
    Osiek, Carolyn (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbok of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 83-103.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Material culture
  • What Would you do for a Living?
    Fiensy, David A. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 555-574.

    Examines evidence pertaining to the acceptance and rejection of different occupations by early Christians.

    Associated Search Terms: Occupation; Economic; Early Christian
  • Early Christianity as an Unorganized Ecumenical Religious Movement.
    Bird, Frederick B. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 225-246.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Early Christian
  • Persecution.
    Remus, Harold (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 431-452.

    Associated Search Terms: Persecution; Early Christian
  • Sociological Insights into the Development of Christian Leadership Roles and Community Formation.
    Kee, Howard Clark (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 337-360.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Early Christian
  • Vulnerable Power: The Roman Empire Challenged by the Early Christians.
    Carter, Warren (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, JeanDuhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 453-488.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Power
  • Government and Public Law in Galilee, Judaea, Hellenistic Cities, and the Roman Empire.
    Marshall, John W., and Russell Martin (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 409-429.

    Overview of the governmental context of the early Christian movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; State
  • Connections with Elites in the World of the Early Christians.
    Harland, Philip A. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 385-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Early Christian; Stratification
  • Conflicting Bases of Identity in Early Christianity: The Example of Paul.
    Taylor, Nicholas H. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 577-597.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Early Christian; Identity
  • The Limits of Ethnic Categories.
    Denzey, Nicola (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity.Social science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 489-507.

    Explores the meaning of "ethnic" categories in the context of ancient Jewish and early Christian contexts.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Jewish, ancient; Early Christian
  • The Economy of First-century Palestine: State of the Scholarly Discussion.
    Harland, Philip A. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 511-527.

    Overview of the economic situation of Palestine as the context of early Christianity & ancient Judaism.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Jewish, ancient; Economic
  • Civilizational Encounters in the Development of Early Christianity.
    Nielsen, Donald A. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 267-290.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, ancient; Civilizations; Early Christian
  • The Lopsided Spread of Christianity: Toward an Understanding of the Diffusion of Religion.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (2002)
    Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishing.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Historical; Early Christian; Pluralism
  • Jesus and Palestinian Social Protest: Archaeological and Literary Perspectives.
    Richardson, Peter, and Douglas Edwards (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 247-266.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Protest; Early Christian
  • Early Christian Culture as Interaction.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 291-308.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Culture; Symbolic interactionism
  • Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible. The Social and Literary Context.
    Instone-Brewer, David (2002)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Early Christian; Historical; Marriage; Family
  • Establishing Social Distance between Christians and Both Jews and Pagans.
    Sanders, Jack T. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 361-382.

    Associated Search Terms: Social distance; Early Christian; Jewish, ancient
  • Statistical Textual Analysis: A Special Technique.
    Wortham, Robert A. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 147-167.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Statistics; Early Christian; Textual analysis
  • Modes and Relations of Production.
    Kyrtatas, Dimitris J. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 529-552.

    Examines modes & relations of production in the setting of early Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Mode of production; Early Christian; Relations of production
  • John's Apologetic Christology: Legitimation and Development in Johannine Christology.
    McGrath, James F. (2001)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Early Christian
  • After Paul Left Corinth: The Influence of Secular Ethics and Social Change.
    Winter, Bruce W. (2001)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans.

    Associated Search Terms: Greece, Corinth, ancient; Early Christian
  • L'étude de la Bible d'après l'exégete-sociologue J.H. Elliott.
    Verdoodt, Albert (2001)
    Recherches sociologiques 32:1: 143-150.

    Associated Search Terms: Elliott, John H.; Early Christian
  • Charisma, Converts, Competitors. Societal and Sociological Factors in the Success of Early Christianity.
    Sanders, Jack T. (2000)
    London: SCM Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Charisma; Early Christian; Conversion
  • The Bible and Sociology.
    Coleman, John A. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:2: 125-148.

    Review of the state of the sociology of early Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • Social-Scientific Interpretation of the New Testament: Retrospect and Prospect.
    Horrell, David G. (1999)
    In David G. Horrell (ed.), Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, pp. 3-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • Eine Theorie der urchristlichen Religion./The Religion of the Earliest Churches. Creating a Symbolic World, tr. John Bowden./A Theory of Primitive Christian Religion, tr. John Boden.
    Theissen, Gerd (1999)
    Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus./Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999./London: SCM, 1999.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Culture
  • Evangelienschreibung und Gemeindeleitung. Pragmatische Motive bei der Abfassung des Markusevangeliums.
    Theissen, Gerd (1999)
    In Bernd Kollmann, Wolfgang Reibold and Annete Steudel (eds.) Antike Judentum und Frühes Christentum. Festschrift Hartmut Stegemann. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 389-414.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Early Christian
  • La protestation sociale dans la première lettre de Pierre.
    Miller, Larry (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 521-543.

    Sees social protest in First Peter as implicit rather than explicit.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Protest
  • Sociological Directions in Feminist Biblical Studies.
    Dutcher-Walls, Patricia (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 441-453.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Early Christian; Role
  • Esquisse d'une sociologie de la Bible chez Max Weber.
    Ouédraogo, Jean-Martin (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 409-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Early Christian
  • Critique de l'approche de J.D. Crossan à partir de la sociologie et de l'histoire.
    Verdoodt, Albert (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 471-479.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Crossan, John Dominic
  • Did Early Christianity Succeed Because of Jewish Conversions?
    Sanders, Jack T. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 493-505.

    Argues that most early Christians were gentiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Assimilation; Stark, Rodney
  • Ritual Combat in the Gospels and Josephus: A New Methodological Approach.
    Staples, Peter (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 481-492.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Symbol; Early Christian; Jewish, ancient
  • L'Idéologie de l'Eglise Chrétienne Primitive dans l'Epître de Saint Paul aux Romains et la Lettre de Recommandation de Phébée.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 507-520.

    Associated Search Terms: Status group; Stratification; Ideology; Early Christian; Women
  • Wavering Saints, Mass Religiosity, and the Crisis of Post-Baptism Sin in Early Christianity: A Weberian Reading of "The Shepherd of Hermas."
    Bryant, Joseph M. (1998)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 39;1: 49-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
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