Roman Faith and Christian Faith. 'Pistis' and 'Fides' in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017. 1st paperback ed. XI,626p. Paperback. 'This is wonderful and refreshing book that offers insights for classicists, New Testament scholars, and those who, like Morgan, bridge both fields. Although New Testament scholars have pursued a “contextual” approach to studying the New Testament for some time, to my knowledge no one has explored the notion of pistis/fides in such a thorough manner, and with such careful attention to how the notion of faith or trust emerges from specific social contexts, and adapts and changes over time. Although Morgan has not engaged cultural anthropology consistently throughout the book, she has developed a model of pistis/fides, then carefully probed how the model shifts as groups face challenges or adapt to new environments. The volume will undoubtedly become required reading for anyone interested in the pistis Christou debate, regardless of whether they agree with Morgan. (...) Finally, the writing is engaging, the bibliography extensive, and the arguments clear. I highly recommend it.' (ALICIA J. BATTEN in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.06.34).