Early Christianity in Contexts: An Exploration Across Cultures and Continents
This major work draws on current archaeological and textual research to trace the spread of Christianity in the first millennium. William Tabbernee, an internationally renowned scholar of the history of Christianity, has assembled a team of expert historians to survey...
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This major work draws on current archaeological and textual research to trace the spread of Christianity in the first millennium. William Tabbernee, an internationally renowned scholar of the history of Christianity, has assembled a team of expert historians to survey the diverse forms of early Christianity as it spread across centuries, cultures, and continents.
Organized according to geographical areas of the late antique world, this book examines what various regions looked like before and after the introduction of Christianity. How and when was Christianity (or a new form or expression of it) introduced into the region? How were Christian life and thought shaped by the particularities of the local setting? And how did Christianity in turn influence or reshape the local culture? The book's careful attention to local realities adds depth and concreteness to students' understanding of early Christianity, while its broad sweep introduces them to first-millennium precursors of today's variegated, globalized religion. Numerous photographs, sidebars, and maps are included.
William Tabbernee (Ph.D., University of Melbourne; D.D. (Honorary degree), Phillips University, Litt.D., University of Melbourne). is President and Stephen J. England Distinguished Professor of the History of Christianity at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
A world-renowned specialist on Montanism, Dr. Tabbernee, in 2000, led an international team of archaeologists and historians which discovered the long lost site of PepouzaMontanisms most holy city. He is the author of Montanist Inscriptions: Epigraphic Sources Illustrating the History of Montanism (1997); Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007); and (with Peter Lampe) Pepouza and Tymion: The Discovery and Archaeological Exploration of a Lost Ancient City and an Imperial Estate (2007). Most recntly he has written Prophets and Gravestones: An Imaginative History of Montanists and Other Early Christian..
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- <b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. The Roman Near East<br>2. Beyond The Eastern Frontier<br>3. The Caucasus<br>4. Deep Into Asia<br>5. The World Of The Nile<br>6. Roman North Africa<br>7. Asia Minor And Cyprus<br>8. The Balkan Peninsula<br>9. Italy And Environs<br>10. The Western Provinces And Beyond<br>index