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The Early Christians in Their Own Words

Eberhard Arnold

The Early Christians in Their Own Words

Eberhard Arnold

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A source book of original writings including texts by Tertullian, Hermas, Ignatius, Justin, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Origen and Clement of Alexandria. The passages explore the fabric of 1st-century Christian life, society, worship, belief and practice. The selections range from apologies and confessions of faith to short sayings, parables and poetry. The extracts are supported by historical and contextual notes and statements from the first Christians' pagan contemporaries.

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- Publisher Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education at breslau, Halle, and Erlangen, where he received his doctorate in 1909. In 1920, out of a desire to put into practice the demands of the Sermon on the Mount, Eberhard and his wife Emmy turned their backs on middle-class Berlin - and a promising career as a writer and public speaker - and moved with their children to the small village of Sannerz. There, with a handful of other like-minded seekers who drew their inspiration from the Early Christians, they Recapture the spirit of the First Believers:^More than any other time of the year, Pentecost brings alive in us the rich, living faith of the earliest followers of Christ. Now your readers can immerse themselves in the actual letters, diaries and confessions of the first believers.^The early Christians is an exciting collection of the most important writings of the first believers. It includes excerpts from origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, and others. Equally revealing material from their pagan contemporaries-critics, detractors and persecutors - accompanies their statements. Illuminating historical and contextual notes support each entry to help the reader get the very most out of each one. Pithy, readable passages explore the fabric of first century Christian life, society, worship, beliefs and practices. The selections range from apologies and confessions of faith to short sayings, parables and poetry. Reproductions of early Christian symbos from the catacombs introduce each of the six sections, and an extensive topical index and bibliography complete the volume.

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A source book of original writings including texts by Tertullian, Hermas, Ignatius, Justin, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Origen and Clement of Alexandria. The passages explore the fabric of 1st-century Christian life, society, worship, belief and practice. The selections range from apologies and confessions of faith to short sayings, parables and poetry. The extracts are supported by historical and contextual notes and statements from the first Christians' pagan contemporaries.
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379 Pages
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Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education at breslau, Halle, and Erlangen, where he received his doctorate in 1909. In 1920, out of a desire to put into practice the demands of the Sermon on the Mount, Eberhard and his wife Emmy turned their backs on middle-class Berlin - and a promising career as a writer and public speaker - and moved with their children to the small village of Sannerz. There, with a handful of other like-minded seekers who drew their inspiration from the Early Christians, they Recapture the spirit of the First Believers:^More than any other time of the year, Pentecost brings alive in us the rich, living faith of the earliest followers of Christ. Now your readers can immerse themselves in the actual letters, diaries and confessions of the first believers.^The early Christians is an exciting collection of the most important writings of the first believers. It includes excerpts from origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, and others. Equally revealing material from their pagan contemporaries-critics, detractors and persecutors - accompanies their statements. Illuminating historical and contextual notes support each entry to help the reader get the very most out of each one. Pithy, readable passages explore the fabric of first century Christian life, society, worship, beliefs and practices. The selections range from apologies and confessions of faith to short sayings, parables and poetry. Reproductions of early Christian symbos from the catacombs introduce each of the six sections, and an extensive topical index and bibliography complete the volume.
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Meet the Author

Eberhard Arnold

Arnold, pastor and social revolutionary, organic farmer and maverick theologian, was widely sought as a public speaker in his native Germany before and after World War I, and influenced thousands during his lifetime.

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  • Catalogue Code 127933
  • Product Code 0874860954
  • EAN 9780874860955
  • Pages 379
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Plough Publishing House
  • Publication Date Mar 1998
  • Dimensions 2340 x 158 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.794kg

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