The First Urban Christians.
Welcome the second edition of Wayne Meeks' The First Urban Christians, a cutting-edge study of Paul's letters back in 1983. Meeks locates Paul in the social milieu of the first century. This paperback second edition (Yale, $18.95), updated with a new, brief four-page introduction and a supplementary bibliography, 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.