"...Trebilco’s study is well justified. Self-designations offer concrete, accessible evidence into the social world of early Christians.... Trebilco has provided a lucid, thorough, and informed examination of the key terms used across the writings of the NT. As such, I expect this will serve as the standard examination of the subject for some time to come." --James C. Miller, Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Early Christians used a range of terms to identify themselves, including 'brothers and sisters', 'believers', 'saints' and 'disciples'. Investigating the origin and use of these terms provides an insight into the character and self-understanding of the early Christian movement and sheds light on the theology of New Testament authors.