Paul, Poverty and Survival is a major new study, Justin Meggitt examines the economics and social life of Pauline churches. His work opens up the lives and minds of the earliest Christians and contributes significantly to our whole understanding of the origins of Christianity. Dr. Meggitt explores the nature of the Roman economy and the material experiences of the inhabitants of the first-century Mediterranean world. He discusses employment, nutrition, housing and many other aspects of the economic and social lives of the early Christians. For example, he contests the notion that Christianity, from its inception, included individuals from affluent backgrounds. He then locates Paul and his churches - and their strategies for survival.