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Imperial Rome truly was one of the most "multicultural" cities in antiquity. Syrians, Africans, Gauls, Egyptians, Jews and other groups flocked into the city and formed their communities as well as Christians. The essays here examine questions such as: How did these ethnic and religious minority groups maintain and develop their identity? How did the "cultural majority" react towards these sometimes exotic groups? The first section gives a general survey about living conditions in early Christian Rome and how Christians, Jews and Egyptians related to their urban context. The second part focuses on the interaction between majorities and minorities in the early Christian community of Rome on the basis of New Testament texts and traditions. The third and final part follows the development of the post-New Testament Christian community into the second and third centuries."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826466709
ISBN-10: 0826466702
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Zangenberg

Jurgen Zangenberg is Wissenschaftlicher Assistant for New Testament at the Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany, and Privatdozent at the Bermen School of Theology. Michael Labahn is Wissenchaftlicher Assistant for New Testament at Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.