Ritual, Women, and Philippi
Reimagining the Early Philippian Community
Imprint: Cascade Books
"An important contribution to feminist scholarship, this work offers ritual studies as a way of finding the women of Philippi who have been hidden away by androcentric texts and writers. There is a model here that ought to be replicated in other locations."
--Zeba Crook, Associate Professor, Carleton University
"Historical Jesus scholars have been using the archaeological record for some time to re-create the world Jesus lived in, but not so scholars of the Apostle Paul. Jason Lamoreaux is one of a rare breed that uses the material record of Philippi to shed light on the recipients of Paul's letter. Added to that is the explicit and judicious deployment of theory--in this case ritual theory--to make sense of both the material and literary data. The result? Rich insights into several keys passages in Philippians and new light on female Christ followers in Philippi. This is the way Pauline scholarship should be done."
--Richard E. DeMaris, Professor, Valparaiso University