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The Early Christian World (2 Vol Set)

Philip F Esler (Ed)
The Early Christian World (2 Vol Set)

The Early Christian World (2 Vol Set)

Philip F Esler (Ed)

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^The Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite, and lavishly-illustrated treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world.^^Situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts, the book charts the history of the first Christian centuries. The creation and perpetuation of Christian communities through means including mission and monasticism is then explored, as is the everyday experience of early Christians, through discussion of gender and sexuality, religious practice, communication and social structures. The intellectual (particularly theological) and artistic heritage of the period is fully considered, and a vivid picture provided of the internal and external challenges faced by early Christianity. ^^With profiles of the most notable figures of the age, up-to-date coverage of the most important topics in the study of early Christianity and an inval

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^The Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite, and lavishly-illustrated treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world.^^Situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts, the book charts the history of the first Christian centuries. The creation and perpetuation of Christian communities through means including mission and monasticism is then explored, as is the everyday experience of early Christians, through discussion of gender and sexuality, religious practice, communication and social structures. The intellectual (particularly theological) and artistic heritage of the period is fully considered, and a vivid picture provided of the internal and external challenges faced by early Christianity. ^^With profiles of the most notable figures of the age, up-to-date coverage of the most important topics in the study of early Christianity and an inval
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Philip F Esler (Ed)

Professor Esler is the Principal and Professor of Biblical Interpretation at St Mary's University College, Twickenham.

Table Of Contents

  • List Of Illustrations. List Of Contributors. Preface. List Of Abbreviations Volume 1. Part 1: The Context Part 2: Christian Origins And Development Part 3: Community Formation And Maintenance Part 4: Everyday Christian Experience Part 5: The Intellectual Heritage Volume 2. Part 6: The Artistic Heritage Part 7: Extrenal Challenges Part 8: Internal Challenges Part 9: Profiles. Index Of Biblical References. Index Of Classical References. Index Of Jewish References. Index Of Patristic References. Subject Index

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  • Catalogue Code 186613
  • Product Code 0415241413
  • EAN 9780415241410
  • Pages 1334
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Dimensions 248 x 171 x 85 mm
  • Weight 0.003kg

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