My new book / website: Dynamics of Identity in the World of the Early Christians

In case you hadn’t noticed, my forthcoming book on Dynamics of Identity in the World of the Early Christians: Associations, Judeans, and Cultural Minorities is now available on Amazon.com for preorder (due November) at under $20.  I have also created a companion website (which may be expanded further in time) for the book.  As usual, that subsite can be found in the pull-down menu for “My Other Websites”.

The book considers early Christian identities in relation to other associations, Judean groups, and immigrants in the Roman empire.  Read more about it on the companion site.  Here’s a look at the book cover:

3 thoughts on “My new book / website: Dynamics of Identity in the World of the Early Christians

  1. Richard Fellows

    Phil,

    I was particularly interested in the case of Ariston of Callatis, who was called ‘father’, ‘benefactor’, and founder of the city. You have discussed fictive kinship titles elsewhere. There are also other examples of people receiving the title of ‘benefactor’. Others were associated with the founders of their cities. For example Octavius was nearly named “Romulus”, and there are several similar cases along the lines of Crispianus who was voted “New Epaminondas”.

    Anyway, it is interesting to see this kind of thing happening in associations. How about in Paul’s churches? ;-)

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