4. General New Testament

Aune, D. E. "Christian Beginnings and Cognitive Dissonance Theory". Pages 11-47 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by A. C. Hagedorn, Z. A. Crook & E. Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.

Baker, C. A. "Early Christian Identity Formation: From Ethnicity and Theology to Socio-Narrative Criticism". CBR 9 (2011): 228-37.

Barton, S. C. "Early Christianity and the Sociology of the Sect". Pages 140-62 in The Open Text. Edited by F. B. Watson. London: SCM Press, 1993.

Blasi, A. J. Early Christianity as a Social Movement. New York: Peter Lang, 1988.
_____. "Early Christian Culture as Interaction". Pages 291-308 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Bloomquist, L. G. "Methodological Considerations in the Determination of the Social Context of Cynic Rhetorical Practice: Implications for Our Present Studies of the Jesus Traditions". Pages 200-31 in Rhetorical Analysis of Scripture. Edited by S. E. Porter & T. H. Olbricht. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

Castelli, E. A. "Gender, Theory, and The Rise of Christianity: A Response to Rodney Stark". JECS 6 (1998): 227-57.

Craffert, P. F. "The Origins of Resurrection Faith: The Challenge of a Social-Scientific Approach". Neot 23 (1989): 331-48.

Crossley, J. Why Christianity Happened: A Sociohistorical Account of Christian Origins (26-50 CE). Louisville, KY: WJK Press, 2006.

DeMaris, R. E. New Testament in Its Ritual World. New York: Routledge, FORTHCOMING.

Derrett, J. D. M. "The Evil Eye in the New Testament". Pages 65-72 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.

Domeris, W. R. "Honor and Shame in the New Testament". Neot 27 (1993): 283-97.

Downing, F. G. "'Honor' among Exegetes". CBQ 61 (1999): 53-73.

Duling, D. C. "Insights from Sociology for New Testament Christology: A Test Case". SBLSP (1985): 351-68.
_____. The New Testament: History, Literature and Social Context. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2003.
_____. "Recruitment to the Jesus Movement in Social-Scientific Perspective". Pages 132-75 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. "Social-Scientific Small Group Research and Second Testament Study". BTB 25 (1995): 179-93.

Elliott, J. H. "The Anthropology of Christian Origins". BTB 28 (1998): 120-22.
_____. "God –– Zealous or Jealous but Never Envious: The Theological Consequences of Linguistic and Social Distinctions". Pages 79-96 in The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation. Edited by D. Neufeld. Atlanta: SBL Publications, 2008.
_____. "The Jewish Messianic Movement: From Faction to Sect". Pages 75-95 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler, 75-95. London: Routledge, 1995.
_____. "Elders as Honored Household Heads and not Holders of 'Office' in Earliest Christianity". BTB 33 (2003):
_____. "Phases in the Social Formation of Early Christianity: From Faction to Sect––A Social Scientific Perspective". Pages 273-313 in Recruitment, Conquest, and Conflict. Edited by P. Borgen, V. K. Robbins & D. B. Gowler. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.

Esler, P. F. New Testament Theology: Communion and Community. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005

Eve, E. The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles. JSNTSup 231. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003.

Fiensy, D. A. "Leaders of Mass Movements and the Leader of the Jesus Movement". JSNT 74 (1999): 3-27.

Gager, J. G. "Body-Symbols and Social Reality: Resurrection, Incarnation and Asceticism in Early Christianity". Religion 12 (1982): 345-64.

Glancy, J. A. Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies. New York: Oxford University Press, FORTHCOMING.
_____. Slavery in Early Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Groenewald, J. "The Foundation, Value and Meaning of Baptism in the New Testament". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 59 (2003): 367-83.
_____. "The Role Alternate States of Consciousness Played in Baptism and Eucharist of the Earliest Jesus-Followers". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 62 (2006): 41-67.

Harland, P. A. "Connections with Elites in the World of the Early Christians". Pages 385-408 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. Dynamics and Identity in Early Christianity. London: T&T Clark, FORTHCOMING.

Hellerman, J. H. The Ancient Church as Family. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001.

Holmberg, B. (ed.) Exploring Early Christian Identity. WUNT 226. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2008.

Hopkins, K. "Christian Number and Its Implications". JECS 6 (1998): 185-225.

Horrell, D. G. " 'Becoming Christian': Solidifying Christian Identity and Content". Pages 309-35 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. "Leadership Patterns and the Development of Ideology in Early Christianity". Pages 309-37 in Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation. Edited by D. G. Horrell. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1999.

Joubert, S. J. "Reciprocity and the Poor among the First Followers of Jesus". 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.

Kee, H. C. Christian Origins in Sociological Perspective. London: SCM Press, 1980.
_____. "Sociological Insights into the Development of Christian Leadership Roles and Community Formation". Pages 337-60 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. Who Are the People of God? Early Christian Models of Community. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Klutz, T. E. "The Rhetoric of Science in The Rise of Christianity: A Response to Rodney Stark's Sociological Account of Christianization". JECS 6 (1998): 162-84.

Kyrtatas, D. The Social Structure of the Early Christian Communities. New York: Verso, 1987.

Lieu, J. M. "'Impregnable Ramparts and Walls of Iron': Boundary and Identity in Early 'Judaism' and 'Christianity'". NTS 48 (2002): 297-313.

Loubser, J. A. "Possession and Sacrifice in the NT and African Traditional Religions: The Oral Forms and Conventions behind the Literary Genres". Neot 37 (2003): 221-45.

Love, S. L. "Women's Roles in Certain Second Testament Passages: A Macro-Sociological View". BTB 17 (1987): 50-9.

MacGillivray, E. D. "Re-evaluating Patronage and Reciprocity in Antiquity and New Testament Studies". JGRCJ 6 (2009): 37-81.

Malina, B. J. "Early Christian Groups: Using Small Group Theory to Explain Christian Organizations". Pages 96-113 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.
_____. "Embedded Economics: The Irrelevance of Christian Fictive Domestic Economy". Forum for Social Economics 26.2 (1997): 1-20.

McKnight, S. Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels. Louisville: WJK Press, 2002.

Moxnes, H. "New Testament Ethics––Universal or Particular? Reflections on the Use of Social Anthropology in New Testament Studies". ST 47 (1993): 153-68.
_____. "What is Family? Problems in Constructing Early Christian Families". Pages 13-41 in Constructing Early Christian Families. Edited by H. Moxnes. London: Routledge, 1997.

Neufeld, D. "Jesus and Apocalypticism: Context". In Whose Historical Jesus? Edited by W. Arnal & M. Desjardins. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1997.

Neyrey, J. H. "Prayer, In Other Words: New Testament Prayers in Social Science Perspective". Pages 349-80 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. Render to God: New Testament Undestandings of the Divine. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004.

Osiek, C. "Diakonos and Prostatis: Women's Patronage in Early Christianity". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 61 (2005): 347-70.
_____. "Motivation for the Conversion of Women in Early Christianity: The Case of Pentecostalism".
Pages 186-201 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by A. C. Hagedorn, Z. A. Crook & E. Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.
_____. What Are They Saying about the Social Setting of the New Testament? Rev ed. New York: Paulist, 1991.

Regev, E. "Were the Early Christians Sectarians?" JBL 130 (2011): 771-93.

Rohrbaugh, R. L. "Gossip in the New Testament". Pages 239-59 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Matrix. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2006.

Sanders, J. A. "The Family in the Bible". BTB 32 (2002): 117-28.

Sanders, J. T. Charisma, Converts, Competitors: Societal and Sociological Factors in the Success of Early Christianity. London: SCM Press, 2000.
_____. "Conversion in Early Christianity". Pages 619-41 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.
_____. "Did Early Christianity Succeed because of Jewish Conversions?" Social Compass 46 (1999): 493-505.
_____. "Establishing Social Distance between Christians and both Jews and Pagans". Pages 361-82 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Sandnes, K. O. A New Family: Conversion and Ecclesiology in the Early Church with Cross-Cultural Comparisons. Bern: Peter Lang, 1994.

Scroggs, R. "The Earliest Christian Communities as Sectarian Movement". Pages 1-23 in Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 2. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1975.

Stark, R. "E Contrario". JECS 6 (1998): 259-67.
_____. The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Stegemann, E. W. & W. Stegemann. The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999. 

Stegemann, W. "The Emergence of God's New People: The Beginning of Christianity Reconsidered". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 62 (2006): 23-40.
_____. "Sacrifice as Metaphor". Pages 310-27 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.

_____. "Women in the Jesus Movement in Social-Scientific Perspective". Listening 32 (1997): 8-21.

Stegemann, W. & C. Strecker. "Response to the Article of Dr. Pieter van Staden: Image (of God) as Ethical Injunction: A Social-Scientific Perspective". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 51 (1995): 309-313.

Stevenson, E. "Some Insights from the Sociology of Religion into the Origin and Development of the Early Christian Church". ExpTim 90 (1979): 300-5.

Taylor, N. H. "The Social Nature of Conversion in the Early Christian World". Pages 128-36 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Theissen, G. The Religion of the Earliest Churches: Creating a Symbolic World. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999.
_____. Social Reality and the Early Christians: Theology, Ethics and the World of the New Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992.

van Aarde, A. G. "The Earliest Jesus Group in Jerusalem". Verbum et Ecclesia 25 (2004): 711-38.

van Staden, P. "Image (of God) as Ethical Injunction: A Social-Scientific Perspective". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 51 (1995): 279-308.

Volschenk, G. J. & A. G. van Aarde. "A Social-Scientific Study of the Significance of the Jubilee in the New Testament". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58 (2002): 811-37.

Wanamaker, C. A. "The Conversion of Jesus' Disciples and the Emergence of Christianity". JTSA 104 (1999): 16-31.

White, L. M. "Shifting Sectarian Boundaries in Early Christianity". BJRL 70 (1988): 7-24.
_____. "Sociological Analysis of Early Christian Groups: A Social Historian's Response". Sociological Analysis 47 (1986): 249-66.

Wortham, R. A. Social-Scientific Approaches in Biblical Literature. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1999.

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