The First One Hundred Years of Christianity
Beginning as a marginal group in Galilee, the movement initiated by Jesus of Nazareth became a world religion within 100 years. Why, among various religious movements, did Christianity succeed? This major work by internationally renowned scholar Udo Schnelle traces the...
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Beginning as a marginal group in Galilee, the movement initiated by Jesus of Nazareth became a world religion within 100 years. Why, among various religious movements, did Christianity succeed? This major work by internationally renowned scholar Udo Schnelle traces the historical, cultural, and theological influences and developments of the early years of the Christian movement. It shows how Christianity provided an intellectual framework, a literature, and socialization among converts that led to its enduring influence. Senior New Testament scholar James Thompson offers a clear, fluent English translation of the successful German edition.
Udo Schnelle (Dr.Theol., University of Gottingen) is professor of New Testament at the University of Halle. He is the author of numerous works, including History and Theology of the New Testament Writings, translated and revised by M. Eugene Boring. M. Eugene Boring (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) was the I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School (now retired). He is the author of several books, including the Interpretation commentary on Revelation and (with Fred Craddock) The People's New Testament Commentary.
James W. Thompson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the Robert and Kay Onstead Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and associate dean of ACU's graduate school of theology. He is the editor of Restoration Quarterly and the author of several books, including Pastoral Ministry according to Paul, Preaching like Paul, The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy and Hebrews: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament.
- Beginning As A Marginal Group In Galilee, The Movement Initiated By Jesus Of Nazareth Became A World Religion Within 100 Years. Why, Among Various Religious Movements, Did Christianity Succeed? This Major Work By Internationally Renowned Scholar Udo Schnelle Traces The Historical, Cultural, And Theological Influences And Developments Of The Early Years Of The Christian Movement. It Shows How Christianity Provided An Intellectual Framework, A Literature, And Socialization Among Converts That Led To Its Enduring Influence. Senior New Testament Scholar James Thompson Offers A Clear, Fluent English Translation Of The Successful German Edition.