The Urban World and the First Christians, 1st Edition

  • Steve Walton Emory University
  • Paul Trebilco
  • David W. J. Gill
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449059
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449052
  • DDC: 270.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 404 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book explores the relationship between the earliest Christians and the city environment. Experts in classics, early Christianity, and human geography analyze the growth, development, and self-understanding of the early Christian movement in urban settings. The book's contributors first look at how the urban physical, cultural, and social environments of the ancient Mediterranean basin affected the ways in which early Christianity progressed. They then turn to how the earliest Christians thought and theologized in their engagement with cities. With a rich variety of expertise and scholarship, this volume is an important contribution to the understanding of early Christianity.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Walton

Steve Walton is Associate Professor in the Practice of Decision and Information Analysis at Goizueta Business School. He has been at Emory since 1996. He has also served on the faculty at Baylor University and NC A&T State University. Prior to coming to Goizueta, Steve worked for IBM and consulted for a national technology consultancy. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration/Operations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. He earned his MS and BS at Clemson University. Steve teaches Six Sigma, Decision Science, Operations Management and Sustainable Operations at Goizueta and has been recognized with six teaching awards, including the university-wide Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award and the Marc Adler Prize for Teaching Excellence. His research interests include the application of Six Sigma to service operations, business-to-business electronic commerce and managing supply chains for both operational and environmental improvements. Steve¿s research has been published in various operations management journals. He is also finishing the changes for a second edition of a book ¿Successful Service Operations Management¿, which he has written with several colleagues. Steve¿s consulting clients include the U.S. State Department, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, McKesson Information Solutions, The Arthur M. Blank Family Office, Siemens Medical Systems, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Manhattan Associates, Sigvaris, Synovus, Crawford & Company, ZC Sterling, Great American Insurance Company, Atlanta Casualty Company, Kurt Salmon Associates, 180Commerce, Crawford Long Hospital, and several technology startup companies.