xii, 239 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
9780567613288 hardcover alkaline paper 0567613283 hardcover alkaline paper 9780567111463 paperback alkaline paper 0567111466 paperback alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction pt. 1: Judean and Christian identities in the context of associations Associations and group identity among Judeans and Christians Local cultural life and Christian identity : "Christ-bearers" and "fellow-initiates" pt. 2: Familial dimensions of group identity "Brothers" in associations and congregations "Mothers" and "fathers" in associations and synagogues pt. 3: Identity and acculturation among Judeans and other ethnic associations Other diasporas : immigrants, ethnic identities, and acculturation Interaction and integration : Judean families and guilds at Hierapolis pt. 4: Group interactions and rivalries Group rivalries and multiple identities : associations at Sardis and Smyrna Perceptions of cultural minorities : anti-associations and their banquets.