Harland’s Books and Articles

Books (click on links for free pdf downloads)

Group Survival in the Ancient Mediterranean: Rethinking Material Conditions in the Landscape of Jews and Christians (coauthored with Richard Last; T & T Clark / Bloomsbury, forthcoming in April 2020).

Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary.  II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor. BZNW, 204.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. (Click for sample pdf with intro and Bosporan inscriptions, pp. 1-67).

Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society. Second revised edition with links to inscriptions.  Kitchener, ON: Philip A. Harland, 2013 (original edition: Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.)  *Winner of the F. W. Beare Book Award, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, 2004*.

Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook, co-authored with Richard Ascough and John S. Kloppenborg. Baylor University Press, 2012.

Travel and Religion in Antiquity. Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 21. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011.

Dynamics of Identity in the World of the Early Christians: Associations, Judeans, and Cultural Minorities. New York / London: T & T Clark International / Continuum Press, 2009.

Articles in Refereed Journals and Books

“Climbing the Ethnic Ladder: Ethnic Hierarchies and Judean Responses,”  Journal of Biblical Literature 138 (2019) 665-686 (link to JSTOR).

The most sacred society (thiasos) of the Pythagoreans:” Philosophers Forming Associations,” Journal of Ancient History 7 (2019): 207-232.

‘Do Not Deny Me This Noble Death’: Depictions of Violence in the Greek Novels and Apocryphal Acts.” Ancient Narrative 14 (2017): 129-147.

Associations and the Economics of Group Life: A Preliminary Case Study of Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands.” Svensk exegetisk årsbok [Swedish Exegetical Yearbook] 80 (2015): 1-37.

‘The days seemed like years’: Thessalos Prepares to Encounter the God Asklepios.” In Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber, edited by Carl S Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen M Schuller, 208–223. WUNT 305. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

Banqueting Values in the Associations: Rhetoric and Reality,” in Meals in the Early Christian World: Social Formation, Experimentation, and Conflict at the Table, edited by Dennis E. Smith and Hal Taussig, 73–86. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave, 2012.

Pausing at the Intersection of Religion and Travel,” in Travel and Religion in Antiquity, edited by Harland (see books above for full information).

Journeys in Pursuit of Divine Wisdom: Thessalos and Other Seekers,” in  Travel and Religion in Antiquity, edited by Harland (see books above for full information).

Jewish Associations in Roman Palestine: Evidence from the Mishnah,” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 5 (2008): 200-221 (coauthored with David Instone-Brewer).

Familial Dimensions of Group Identity (II): ‘Mothers’ and ‘Fathers’ in Associations and Synagogues of the Greek World,” Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period 38 (2007) 57-79.

‘These people are . . . Men Eaters’: Banquets of the Anti-Associations and Perceptions of Minority Cultural Groups,” in Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians and Others, pp. 56-75, 2007 (see edited books above for full information).

The Declining Polis? Religious Rivalries in Ancient Civic Context,” in Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity, edited by Leif E. Vaage. Studies in Judaism and Christianity, volume 18. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

Acculturation and Identity in the Diaspora: A Jewish Family and ‘Pagan’ Guilds at Hierapolis,” Journal of Jewish Studies 57 (2006) 222-244.

Familial Dimensions of Group Identity: ‘Brothers’ (ΑΔΕΛΦΟΙ) in Associations of the Greek East,” Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005) 491-513.

Spheres of Contention, Claims of Preeminence: Rivalries Among Associations in Sardis and Smyrna,” in Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Sardis and Smyrna, edited by Richard Ascough, pp. 53-63. Studies in Judaism and Christianity, volume 18. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.

Christ-bearers and Fellow-initiates: Local Cultural Life and Christian Identity in Ignatius’ Letters,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 11 (2003) 481-99.

Imperial Cults within Local Cultural Life: Associations in Roman Asia,” Ancient History Bulletin / Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte 17 (2003) 85-107.

Connections with Elites in the World of the Early Christians,” in Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches, edited by Anthony J. Blasi, Paul-André Turcotte, and Jean Duhaime, pp. 385-408. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2002.

The Economy of First Century Palestine: The State of Scholarly Discussion,” in Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches, edited by Anthony J. Blasi, Paul-André Turcotte, and Jean Duhaime, pp. 511-27. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2002.

Honouring the Emperor or Assailing the Beast: Participation in Civic Life among Associations (Jewish, Christian and Other) in Asia Minor and the Apocalypse of John,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 77 (2000) 99-121.

Honours and Worship: Emperors, Imperial Cults and Associations at Ephesus (first to third centuries C.E.),” Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 25 (1996) 319-34.

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