The First Urban Christians.
Welcome the second edition of Wayne Wayne, city (1990 pop. 19,899), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit, on the Lower Rouge River; inc. as a village 1869, and with surrounding areas as a city 1960. It has automobile and aircraft industries and other varied manufactures. Meeks' The First Urban Christians Christians, name taken by the followers of several evangelical preachers on the American frontier, notably James O'Kelley, Abner Jones, and Barton W. Stone, all of whom were antisectarian. , a cutting-edge study of Paul's letters back in 1983. Meeks locates Paul in the social milieu mi·lieu
n. pl. mi·lieus or mi·lieux
1. The totality of one's surroundings; an environment.
2. The social setting of a mental patient.
[Fr.] surroundings, environment. of the first century. This paperback second edition (Yale, $18.95), updated with a new, brief four-page introduction and a supplementary bibliography bibliography. The listing of books is of ancient origin. Lists of clay tablets have been found at Nineveh and elsewhere; the library at Alexandria had subject lists of its books. , is a must read if you missed the original edition. Almost every page will give you a new insight into the earliest Christians and Paul's thought. I make it required reading for Paul students.