Laura Nasrallah's research and teaching bring together New Testament and early Christian literature with the archaeological remains of the Mediterranean world, and often engage issues of colonialism, gender, status, and power. Her publications include An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity (2004) and Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire (2010).
[An] ... interesting, erudite, and distinctive book. * Bruce W. Longenecker, Bryn Mawr Classical Review * N[asrallah] writes as a biblical scholar, writing for biblical students and scholars...Overall, N[asrallah] raises good questions that are rarely asked in the way she does * Thomas W. Davis, Tandy Institute of Archaeology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly * ...this is now the best book I know of on this topic. I expect to use it soon and often in the study and in the classroom, and I would encourage interested others to do likewise. * Matthew V. Novenson, Strata * The author's voice is poetic and reflective, making this work delightfully more than a typical archaeology book. ...In addition to Nasrallah's erudite presentation of archaeological data, her methodology makes Archaeology of the Letters of Paul recommended and essential reading for people interested in the material and social history of early Christ-beievers. * Jason Borges, Durham University * There is much more to all the chapters than a review can present. * Carolyn Osiek, Brite Divinity School, Biblical Theology Bulletin * Recommended. * J.R. Asher, CHOICE *