You are hereHomeBARMarch/April 2017 Page Numbers Yes No Biblical Archaeology Review 43:2, March/April 2017 Laodicea’s “Lukewarm” Legacy: Conflicts of Prosperity in an Ancient Christian CityBy Mark R. Fairchild Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. The Book of Revelation calls the Laodicean church “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold. Recent excavations at the site suggest why. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.