is the Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies. In 1995, his
colleagues honored him with a festschrift, "The Social World of the
First Christians, Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks," edited by L.
Michael White and O. Larry Yarbrough. He was named a corresponding
fellow of the British Academy in 1992, and was granted an honorary
doctorate in theology from the University of Uppsala in 1990. His books
include "The Origins of Christian Morality: The First Two Centuries,"
"The Moral World of the First Christians" and "The First Urban
Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul," which has been
published in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Portuguese, and won
the Biblical Archaeology Review Award for Best Book on the New
Testament as well as the American Academy of Religion Award for