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The World of the Early Church: A Social History

Hardback|Mar 2011
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The Roman world formed the social and cultural backdrop to the emergence of the Christian movement, which has influenced so deeply the world we live in today. So what was it like for ordinary people? Where did they live? What...


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The Roman world formed the social and cultural backdrop to the emergence of the Christian movement, which has influenced so deeply the world we live in today. So what was it like for ordinary people? Where did they live? What work did they do? What did they do in their free time? How did they understand their place in the world, in relation to others and, very importantly, the gods? And, significantly, how was it that a rural Jewish renewal group became one of the fastest-growing urban movements through the first century and beyond?


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Bustling streets and overcrowded homes, tentmakers and working wives--an accessible introduction to the real lives of the first Christians in the Roman Empire circa 35 to 120 AD Combining carefully researched material with acute analysis and presented in an engaging popular style for a non-academic readership, this guide explores how the Roman world formed the essential social and cultural backdrop to the emergence of the Christian movement and how that has in turn deeply influenced the world we live in today. The guide explores the early Christians' day-to-day activities--such as where they lived, what they ate, the kind of work they did, and how they spent their time off--as well as their social relationships to the world, themselves, and the gods. Through this exploration, it explains how a marginalized, oppressed Jewish renewal group became one of the fastest-growing urban movements of the first century and became the dominant social, intellectual, and cultural influence throughout the Roman Empire within 300 years.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 312401
  • Product Code 9780745955001
  • ISBN 0745955002
  • EAN 9780745955001
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank 55716
  • Dimensions 240 x 195 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.805kg

Simon Jones

Simon Jones worked as a financial journalist before training at London Bible College. He pastored Peckham Park Road Baptist before launching and editing Christianity Magazine. He is now minister of The Baptist Church, Bromley and author of six books including Building a Better Body: The Good Church Guide, Discovering Galatians, Discovering Luke and Discovering the New Testament, Simon listens to copious quantities of contemporary music, reads voraciously, watches films and enjoys cooking and body boarding.

  • Contents: Begins Here... 1. An Urban Movement 2. The Homes People Lived In 3. All In A Day's Work 4. Bread And Circuses 5. A Place In The World 6. Family Life 7. Making Ends Meet 8. A Supermarket Of Faiths

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