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Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations website

 [First posted in AWOL 18 May 2013, updated 5 September 2013]

Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations (2013)
Online Edition by Philip A. Harland
Welcome to the new, thoroughly revised, online edition of the book Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society (2013) with clickable links to inscriptions that are collected together on the sister-site Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Companion to the Sourcebook.  This updated edition has many new illustrations, including colored photographs.
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This is an excellent study of the sociology of early Christianity, diaspora Judaism and other religious activity during the first two centuries.”
(Stephen Mitchell, University of Exeter. See more excerpts from reviews further below).
Book information
Philip A. Harland, Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society (2nd revised edition with links to inscriptions; Kitchener, Ontario: Philip A. Harland, 2013). <http://www.philipharland.com/associations/> ISBN XXXXXXXX.
Part 1: Associations in Asia Minor (available to read online)
1 / Associations: Social Networks and Membership
2 / Purposes: Honoring the Gods, Feasting with Friends
3 / Symptoms of Civic Decline or Participants in Vitality?
Part 2: Imperial Cults and Connections among Associations
4 / Imperial Gods within Associations
5 / Positive Interactions and Imperial Connections
6 / Putting Tensions and Official Intervention in Perspective
Part 3: Synagogues and Congregations within Society
7 / Comparing Groups in Antiquity
8 / Judeans, Jesus-followers, and Imperial Honors
9 / Imperial Cults, Persecution, and the Apocalypse of John
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