11. Christian Origins/Early Christianity

Bryant, J. M. "The Sect-Church Dynamic and Christian Expansion in the Roman Empire: Persecution, Penitential Discipline, and Schism in Sociological Perspective", British Journal of Sociology 44 (1993): 303-39.

Carter, W. C. "Vulnerable Power: The Roman Empire Challenged by the Early Christians". Pages 453-88 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Clark, E. A. "Elite Networks and Heresy Accusations: Towards a Social Description of the Origenist Controversy". Semeia 56 (1992): 79-117.

de Vos, C. S. "Popular Graeco-Roman Responses to Christianity". Pages 869-89 in The Early Christian World, Volume II. Edited by P. F. Esler. London:  Routledge, 2000. 

Draper, J. A. "Ritual Process and Ritual Symbol in Didache 7-10". VC 54 (2000): 121-58.
_____. "The Role of Ritual in the Alternation of Social Universe: Jewish-Christian Initiation of Gentiles in the Didache". Listening 32 (1997): 48-67.
_____. "Weber, Theissen, and 'Wandering Charismatics' in the Didache". JECS 6 (1998): 541-76.

Esler, P. F. "The Mediterranean Context of Early Christianity". Pages 3-25 in The Early Christian World, Volume I. Edited by P. F. Esler. London:  Routledge, 2000.
_____. "Prototypes, Antitypes and Social Identity in First Clement: Outlining a New Interpretive Model". Annali di Storia dell' Esegesi 24 (2007): 125-46.

Liebenberg, J. "To Know What is before One's Face: Group-Specific Metaphors and the Composition of the Gospel of Thomas". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58 (2002): 593-607.

MacDonald, M. Y. Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion: The Power of the Hysterical Woman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
_____. "The Ideal of the Christian Couple: Ign. Pol. 5.1-2 Looking Back to Paul". NTS 40 (1994): 105-25.

McGowan, A. B. "Eating People: Accusations of Cannibalism against Christians in the Second Century". JECS 2 (1994): 413-42.

Maier, H. O. "The Charismatic Authority of Ignatius of Antioch: A Sociological Analysis". SR 18 (1989): 185-99.
_____. The Social Setting of the Ministry as Reflected in the Writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1991.

Malina, B. J. "Social Levels, Morals and Daily Life". Pages 369-400 in The Early Christian World, Volume I. Edited by P. F. Esler. London:  Routledge, 2000. 
_____. "The Social World Implied in the Letters of the Christian Bishop-Martyr (Named Ignatius of Antioch)". SBLSP (1978): 71-119.

Osiek, C. "The Social Function of Female Imagery in Second Century Prophecy". Vetera Christianorum 29 (1992): 55-74.

Penn, M. "Performing Family: Ritual Kissing and the Construction of Early Christian Kinship". JECS 10 (2002): 151-74.

Remus, H. "Persecution". Pages 431-52 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. Pagan-Christian Conflict over Miracle in the Second-Century. Cambridge, MA: Philadelphia Patristics Foundation, 1983.

Stander, H. F. "Honour and Shame as Key Concepts in Chrysostom's Exegesis of the Gospel of John". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 59 (2003): 899-913.

Stark, R. "Epidemics, Networks, and the Rise of Christianity". Semeia 56 (1992): 159-75.

Stoops, R. F. JR. "Patronage in the Acts of Peter". Semeia 38 (1986): 91-100.

Williams, R. H. "Bishops as Brokers of Heavenly Goods: Ignatius To the Ephesians". In Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East. Edited by R. E. Averbeck, M. W. Chavalas & D. B. Weisberg. Betheseda, MD: CDL Press, 2003.
_____. "Social Memory and the Didache". BTB 36 (2006): 35-39.
_____. Stewards, Prophets, Keepers of the Word: Leadership in the Early Church. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, FORTHCOMING.

Zetterholm, M. The Formation of Christianity in Antioch: A Social-Scientific Approach to the Separation between Judaism and Christianity. London: Routledge, 2003.