Main Page • What's New? • Specials • Title Index: A-J • K-Z • View Cart
Archaeology • Biblical Studies • Biblical Personalities • Dead Sea Scrolls • History • Bible Software
Multimedia • Reference • Religion • Travel
Feedback • Shipping Information • Order Form • CenturyOne Foundation
CenturyOne Bookstore Banner
Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians As Benefactors And Citizens
Bruce W. Winter

0802840914 Retail Price: $26.00
CenturyOne Price: $23.40
You Save: $2.60 (10%)

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours.

Format: Paperback, 256pp.
ISBN: 0802840914
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pub. Date: May 1996

Book Information:
Reader's Index
About the Author
Table of Contents
Customer Reviews
Find Similar Books

Average Customer Review:
Order This Book!

view cart

Item No: 4091-4

Safe Shopping Guarantee


From The Publisher:

Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society. Winter's scholarly insight is enhanced through the selective use of important ancient literary and nonliterary sources. Contrary to the popular perception that early Christians withdrew from society and sought to maintain a low profile, this outstanding study explores the complexities of the positive commitments made by Christians in Gentile regions of the Roman Empire.

readers index
Reader's Index

Send us your favorite quotes or passages from this book.


About the Author

Bruce W. Winter is the director of the Institute of Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World, Tyndale House in Cambridge, a Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, and a member of the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Part One Early Christians as Benefactors
Chapter One Seeking the Welfare of the City
Chapter Two Civic Honours for Christian Benefactors
Chapter Three From Secular Clients to Christian Benefactors
Chapter Four Widows and Legal and Christian Benefactors
Part Two Early Christians as Citizens
Chapter Five Civic Responsibility
Chapter Six Civil Litigation
Chapter Seven Civic Obligations
Chapter Eight Social Mobility
Chapter Nine Civic Rights
Chapter Ten An Early Christian Benefactor and Prominent Citizen
Chapter Eleven Conclusions
Selected Bibliography

Customer Reviews

Write your own online review.

Look for Similar Books by Subject

The New Testament in its Social Environment

return to topCenturyOne Bookstore
The First Century's Biggest Bookstore

Copyright ©1996-2005 CenturyOne Bookstore. All Rights Reserved.
All prices subject to change and given in U.S. dollars.

Your purchase from will assist the CenturyOne Foundation in providing funding for various archaeological and research projects which seek to provide more information about the period of the First Century C.E., the origins of Christianity and the world of the Bible in general.

All materials contained in are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than private, non-commercial viewing purposes. Derivative works and other unauthorized copying or use of stills, video footage, text or graphics is expressly prohibited.