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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the book Philippi Stadt Und Christengemeinde Zur Zeit Des Paulus. The book focuses attention to draw connecting lines between the interpretative political and religious situation of the Roman colony of Philippi and the first Christian community living there. It begins with the presentation of the political and religious situation of Philippi in New Testament times. The book discusses the relationship between the Philippians community and Paul in the context of ancient social relations and conventions. It presents a proposal for the interpretation of the relationship between the Paul and the Philippian community. The finally discusses the consequences for the views of the community and its relationship to the local environment so that the final considerations expand to the triangle relationship between Paul-Philippians Christian community-Philippians colony. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Christian community; New Testament; Pauline mission; Philippian community; Roman Empire



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