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The Birth of Christianity, the First Twenty Years (#01 in After Jesus Series)

Paul Barnett

The Birth of Christianity, the First Twenty Years (#01 in After Jesus Series)

Paul Barnett

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Contrary to several popular works of Christian scholarship, historian Paul Barnett maintains that the first two decades of Christian history are hardly "lost years." As he shows in this penetrating book, the period between Jesus and the earliest Christian texts is open to historical investigation, and he richly details the time and setting in which the church was born.

Writing in a very accessible style, Barnett provides an informative, reliable chronology of the years immediately following Jesus' crucifixion. Just as importantly, he presents the historical sources, biblical clues, and other telling evidence that we have for accurately documenting this crucial period of time. Looking more widely, Barnett also surveys world events during Christianity's first twenty years and notes their impact on life in the early church.

The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years is Volume 1 of a trilogy titled After Jesus. Volume 2 will be Paul and His Mission Churches, and Volume 3 will be Finding the Historical Christ.



- Publisher Historian Paul Barnett maintains that the first two decades of Christian history are hardly 'lost years'. As he shows in this book, the period between Jesus and the earliest Christian texts is open to historical investigation, and he provides a chronology of the years following Jesus' crucifixion.

- Publisher

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Contrary to several popular works of Christian scholarship, historian Paul Barnett maintains that the first two decades of Christian history are hardly "lost years." As he shows in this penetrating book, the period between Jesus and the earliest Christian texts is open to historical investigation, and he richly details the time and setting in which the church was born.

Writing in a very accessible style, Barnett provides an informative, reliable chronology of the years immediately following Jesus' crucifixion. Just as importantly, he presents the historical sources, biblical clues, and other telling evidence that we have for accurately documenting this crucial period of time. Looking more widely, Barnett also surveys world events during Christianity's first twenty years and notes their impact on life in the early church.

The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years is Volume 1 of a trilogy titled After Jesus. Volume 2 will be Paul and His Mission Churches, and Volume 3 will be Finding the Historical Christ.


- Publisher

Historian Paul Barnett maintains that the first two decades of Christian history are hardly 'lost years'. As he shows in this book, the period between Jesus and the earliest Christian texts is open to historical investigation, and he provides a chronology of the years following Jesus' crucifixion.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Paul Barnett

Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.

He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).

Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
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Important for NT studies.
4 stars By David N., Aug 22 2013
This book is important for New Testament studies. It outlines some of the debates within NT scholarship, such as the dating of Galatians. For those wanting a broad but basic knowledge of the earliest Church, this book is a good start. Paul Barnett is a respected Australian scholar, and not just a random person. His knowledge of both history and Bible is evident in this book.
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  • Catalogue Code 226803
  • Product Code 0802827810
  • EAN 9780802827814
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 2005
  • Sales Rank #26028
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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