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The Birth of the Church (#01 in Baker History Of The Church Series)

Ivor Davidson

The Birth of the Church (#01 in Baker History Of The Church Series)

Ivor Davidson

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Christians today are becoming more and more interested in studying the roots of their faith and the development of the church. Finally, here is an accessible but authoritative series every Christian can turn to: The Baker History of the Church. With contributions from a team of the world's leading historians, this eight-volume series is an accessible and authoritative account of the history of the Christian church. Readers will not merely learn the basics; The Baker History of the Church also examines much-ignored themes, such as the role of popular religion, women, and the history of the Bible. In Volume One, The Birth of the Church, Ivor J. Davidson helps readers explores the first 300 years of church history using the most recent biblical research and historical scholarship. This highly readable series also examines recurring problems of the church, like its relationship with the state, other religions, and secularism. 288 pages, from Baker.


- Publisher The Baker History of the Church is a multivolume series by world-renowned historians and theologians. Each comprehensive volume offers an evenhanded and readable assessment of the main strands of Christianity within its period. This first volume covers the period AD 30-312. During this time, the church experienced major challenges politically, culturally, and intellectually, yet grew and defined itself in remarkable ways. Here is the story of Christianity's earliest shapers-men and women whose influence is still felt today."Well written with masterful control of developments, Davidson's volume is a treat: history at its finest."-Frederick W. Norris, professor of world Christianity, Emmanuel School of Religion"An impressive launch for a promising new series!"-Timothy George, executive editor, Christianity Today"This judiciously crafted, ecumenical survey of early Christianity offers just the right combination of social, liturgical, institutional, and intellectual history."-Douglas A. Sweeney, associate professor of church history, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"Here we have an account of the early church that is both readable and informative, without being simplistic."-Gerald Bray, Anglican professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity SchoolIvor J. Davidson is senior lecturer in systematic theology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has written extensively on the history and theology of the early church.John D. Woodbridge is research professor of church history and the history of Christian thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.David F. Wright is professor of patristic and Reformed Christianity at the University of Edinburgh.Tim Dowley has written and edited many books, including The Lion Handbook to the History of Christianity.

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Christians today are becoming more and more interested in studying the roots of their faith and the development of the church. Finally, here is an accessible but authoritative series every Christian can turn to: The Baker History of the Church. With contributions from a team of the world's leading historians, this eight-volume series is an accessible and authoritative account of the history of the Christian church. Readers will not merely learn the basics; The Baker History of the Church also examines much-ignored themes, such as the role of popular religion, women, and the history of the Bible. In Volume One, The Birth of the Church, Ivor J. Davidson helps readers explores the first 300 years of church history using the most recent biblical research and historical scholarship. This highly readable series also examines recurring problems of the church, like its relationship with the state, other religions, and secularism. 288 pages, from Baker.

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The Baker History of the Church is a multivolume series by world-renowned historians and theologians. Each comprehensive volume offers an evenhanded and readable assessment of the main strands of Christianity within its period. This first volume covers the period AD 30-312. During this time, the church experienced major challenges politically, culturally, and intellectually, yet grew and defined itself in remarkable ways. Here is the story of Christianity's earliest shapers-men and women whose influence is still felt today."Well written with masterful control of developments, Davidson's volume is a treat: history at its finest."-Frederick W. Norris, professor of world Christianity, Emmanuel School of Religion"An impressive launch for a promising new series!"-Timothy George, executive editor, Christianity Today"This judiciously crafted, ecumenical survey of early Christianity offers just the right combination of social, liturgical, institutional, and intellectual history."-Douglas A. Sweeney, associate professor of church history, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"Here we have an account of the early church that is both readable and informative, without being simplistic."-Gerald Bray, Anglican professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity SchoolIvor J. Davidson is senior lecturer in systematic theology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has written extensively on the history and theology of the early church.John D. Woodbridge is research professor of church history and the history of Christian thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.David F. Wright is professor of patristic and Reformed Christianity at the University of Edinburgh.Tim Dowley has written and edited many books, including The Lion Handbook to the History of Christianity.
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Meet the Author

Ivor Davidson

Ivor Davidson is Professor of Systematic Theology. He holds distinguished degrees in Classics and Theology from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Prior to joining the Department in 1997 he lectured at the University of St Andrews, and he has been a visiting scholar and lecturer in the UK, the USA, and Australia. His interests lie in Historical and Systematic Theology, especially in the areas of Christology, Soteriology, and Trinitarian Theology. His research is focused in two areas in particular: (a) early Christian thought/patristic theology; (b) modern Systematic Theology.He has published extensively on historical theology: his books include a large two-volume critical edition and English translation of the first 'systematic' text of Western Christian ethics, the De officiis of Ambrose of Milan (Oxford Early Christian Studies, xxv + 982pp., Oxford University Press, 2002); and two volumes on the history of early Christianity, The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine; A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World (Grand Rapids: Baker/Oxford: Monarch). He has contributed to a large variety of reference works, and to edited collections on the early Christian world.His current research includes, among other projects, the completion of two books on Christology: one on how best to give a theological account of the humanity of Christ, the other on the subject of Christ's sinlessness/obedience.

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  • Catalogue Code 216191
  • Product Code 0801012708
  • EAN 9780801012709
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Dimensions 239 x 158 x 31 mm
  • Weight 0.767kg

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