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Early Christianity

Mark Humphries

Early Christianity

Mark Humphries

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Introduction: How to use this book 1. What is Early Christianity and Why Does it Deserve Study? The Shape of Early Christianity Approaching Early Christianity in the Twenty-first Century 2. Tradition and Revelation: The historical quest for early Christianity Discovering Early Christianity in the Age of Constantine Early Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages Renewal, Reform, and the Origins of Critical Scholarship The Rise of Modern Scholarship 3. The Search for Early Christianity: Sources and their Interpretation Christian Literature Jewish and Pagan literature Documentary Sources and Material Remains Using the Sources 4. Messiahs and Missions: Contexts for the Origins and Spread of Christianity Christian Origins and the Problem of Judaism Mission and Conversion: The expansion of early Christianity Case Study: Inscriptions and the missionary journeys of Paul 5. Doctrine and Power: Orthodoxy and organization in early Christianity How Many Bishops Attended the Council of Nicaea? The Ideal of Unity in Early Christianity Organization and Personnel Ritual Orthodoxy and Heresy Truth, Tradition, Text Case Study: The Nag Hammadi discoveries and early Christianity 6. Confronting Babylon: Early Christianity and the Roman Empire An Age of Persecutions? Christian Alienation from Roman Society Christian Attitudes to the Roman Empire Towards Christendom: An uneven progress Case Study: Pliny the Younger and the early Christians 7. Discovering Early Christianity Points of Departure Source Materials Specialist Journals Bibliographic Guides to Chapters 3-6 Notes Bibliography Index

- Publisher Introduction: How to use this book ; 1. What is Early Christianity and Why Does it Deserve Study? The Shape of Early Christianity ; Approaching Early Christianity in the Twenty-first Century ; 2. Tradition and Revelation: The historical quest for early Christianity ; Discovering Early Christianity in the Age of Constantine ; Early Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages ; Renewal, Reform, and the Origins of Critical Scholarship ; The Rise of Modern Scholarship ;3. The Search for Early Christianity: Sources and their Interpretation ; Christian Literature ; Jewish and Pagan literature ; Documentary Sources and Material Remains ; Using the Sources ; 4. Messiahs and Missions: Contexts for the Origins and Spread of Christianity ; Christian Origins and the Problem of Judaism ; Mission and Conversion: The expansion of early Christianity ; Case Study: Inscriptions and the missionary journeys of Paul ; 5. Doctrine and Power: Orthodoxy and organization in early Christi

- Publisher ^Examining sources and case studies, this book explores early Christianity, how it was studied, how it is studied now, and how Judaeo-Christian values came to form the ideological bedrock of modern western culture.^^^^Looking at the diverse source materials available, from the earliest New Testament texts and the complex treaties of third century authors such as Lactantius, to archaeology, epigraphy and papyrology, the book examines what is needed to study the subject, what materials are available, how useful they are, and how the study of the subject may be approached.^^^^Case study chapters focus on important problems in the study of early Christianity including: ^^the book of Acts as a text revelatory of the social dynamics of cities and as a text about the inherent tensions in Hellenistic Judaism^orthodoxy and organization in early Christianity ^early Christianity and the Roman empire.^^Also including a com

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Introduction: How to use this book 1. What is Early Christianity and Why Does it Deserve Study? The Shape of Early Christianity Approaching Early Christianity in the Twenty-first Century 2. Tradition and Revelation: The historical quest for early Christianity Discovering Early Christianity in the Age of Constantine Early Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages Renewal, Reform, and the Origins of Critical Scholarship The Rise of Modern Scholarship 3. The Search for Early Christianity: Sources and their Interpretation Christian Literature Jewish and Pagan literature Documentary Sources and Material Remains Using the Sources 4. Messiahs and Missions: Contexts for the Origins and Spread of Christianity Christian Origins and the Problem of Judaism Mission and Conversion: The expansion of early Christianity Case Study: Inscriptions and the missionary journeys of Paul 5. Doctrine and Power: Orthodoxy and organization in early Christianity How Many Bishops Attended the Council of Nicaea? The Ideal of Unity in Early Christianity Organization and Personnel Ritual Orthodoxy and Heresy Truth, Tradition, Text Case Study: The Nag Hammadi discoveries and early Christianity 6. Confronting Babylon: Early Christianity and the Roman Empire An Age of Persecutions? Christian Alienation from Roman Society Christian Attitudes to the Roman Empire Towards Christendom: An uneven progress Case Study: Pliny the Younger and the early Christians 7. Discovering Early Christianity Points of Departure Source Materials Specialist Journals Bibliographic Guides to Chapters 3-6 Notes Bibliography Index
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Introduction: How to use this book ; 1. What is Early Christianity and Why Does it Deserve Study? The Shape of Early Christianity ; Approaching Early Christianity in the Twenty-first Century ; 2. Tradition and Revelation: The historical quest for early Christianity ; Discovering Early Christianity in the Age of Constantine ; Early Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages ; Renewal, Reform, and the Origins of Critical Scholarship ; The Rise of Modern Scholarship ;3. The Search for Early Christianity: Sources and their Interpretation ; Christian Literature ; Jewish and Pagan literature ; Documentary Sources and Material Remains ; Using the Sources ; 4. Messiahs and Missions: Contexts for the Origins and Spread of Christianity ; Christian Origins and the Problem of Judaism ; Mission and Conversion: The expansion of early Christianity ; Case Study: Inscriptions and the missionary journeys of Paul ; 5. Doctrine and Power: Orthodoxy and organization in early Christi
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^Examining sources and case studies, this book explores early Christianity, how it was studied, how it is studied now, and how Judaeo-Christian values came to form the ideological bedrock of modern western culture.^^^^Looking at the diverse source materials available, from the earliest New Testament texts and the complex treaties of third century authors such as Lactantius, to archaeology, epigraphy and papyrology, the book examines what is needed to study the subject, what materials are available, how useful they are, and how the study of the subject may be approached.^^^^Case study chapters focus on important problems in the study of early Christianity including: ^^the book of Acts as a text revelatory of the social dynamics of cities and as a text about the inherent tensions in Hellenistic Judaism^orthodoxy and organization in early Christianity ^early Christianity and the Roman empire.^^Also including a com
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Meet the Author

Mark Humphries

Mark Osborne Humphries is a PhD candidate at The University of Western Ontario who is completing his dissertation on the 1918 influenza pandemic. His publications include "The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie" (2008), "Combat Stress in the 20th Century: the Commonwealth Experience" (with Terry Copp, 2008), and several articles in Canadian and international journals.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: How To Use This Book 1. What Is Early Christianity And Why Does It Deserve Study? The Shape Of Early Christianity Approaching Early Christianity In The Twenty-first Century 2. Tradition And Revelation: The Historical Quest For Early Christianity Discovering Early Christianity In The Age Of Constantine Early Christianity From Late Antiquity To The Middle Ages Renewal, Reform, And The Origins Of Critical Scholarship The Rise Of Modern Scholarship 3. The Search For Early Christianity: Sources And Their Interpretation Christian Literature Jewish And Pagan Literature Documentary Sources And Material Remains Using The Sources 4. Messiahs And Missions: Contexts For The Origins And Spread Of Christianity Christian Origins And The Problem Of Judaism Mission And Conversion: The Expansion Of Early Christianity Case Study: Inscriptions And The Missionary Journeys Of Paul 5. Doctrine And Power: Orthodoxy And Organization In Early Christianity How Many Bishops Attended The Council Of Nicaea? The Ideal Of Unity In Early Christianity Organization And Personnel Ritual Orthodoxy And Heresy Truth, Tradition, Text Case Study: The Nag Hammadi Discoveries And Early Christianity 6. Confronting Babylon: Early Christianity And The Roman Empire An Age Of Persecutions? Christian Alienation From Roman Society Christian Attitudes To The Roman Empire Towards Christendom: An Uneven Progress Case Study: Pliny The Younger And The Early Christians 7. Discovering Early Christianity Points Of Departure Source Materials Specialist Journals Bibliographic Guides To Chapters 3-6 Notes Bibliography Index

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  • Catalogue Code 242211
  • Product Code 0415205395
  • EAN 9780415205399
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date May 2006
  • Sales Rank #19555
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.294kg

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