From Christ to Christianity
How did the movement founded by Jesus transform more in the first seventy-five years after his death than it has in the two thousand years since? This book tells the story of how the Christian movement, which began as relatively...
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How did the movement founded by Jesus transform more in the first seventy-five years after his death than it has in the two thousand years since? This book tells the story of how the Christian movement, which began as relatively informal, rural, Hebrew and Aramaic speaking, and closely anchored to the Jewish synagogue, became primarily urban, Greek speaking, and gentile by the early second century, spreading through the Greco-Roman world with a mission agenda and church organization distinct from its roots in Jewish Galilee. It also shows how the early church's witness can encourage the church today.
James R. Edwards (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is an award winning Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology, and Department Chair at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA. He is an ordained minister, PCUSA, contributing editor of Christianity Today, and the author of the award winning Is Jesus the Only Savior? and The Gospel of Mark (Pillar Bible Commentary); Romans (New International Bible Commentary) The Divine Intruder and most recently The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition.
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- How Did The Movement Founded By Jesus Transform More In The First Seventy-five Years After His Death Than It Has In The Two Thousand Years Since? This Book Tells The Story Of How The Christian Movement, Which Began As Relatively Informal, Rural, Hebrew And Aramaic Speaking, And Closely Anchored To The Jewish Synagogue, Became Primarily Urban, Greek Speaking, And Gentile By The Early Second Century, Spreading Through The Greco-roman World With A Mission Agenda And Church Organization Distinct From Its Roots In Jewish Galilee. It Also Shows How The Early Church's Witness Can Encourage The Church Today.