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The Cambridge history of Christianity. Vol. 1, Origins to Constantine

Author: Margaret Mary Mitchell; Frances M Young
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first volume provides a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world in the first three centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mary Mitchell; Frances M Young
ISBN: 9780511467530 0511467532
OCLC Number: 457145535
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 10 July, 2009).
Description: xlv, 682 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Prelude: Jesus Christ, foundation of Christianity / Frances M. Young --
The Political, Social and Religious Setting --
Galilee and Judaea in the first century / Sean Freyne --
The Jewish diaspora / Tessa Rajak --
The Roman empire / Hans-Josef Klauck --
The Jesus Movements --
Jewish Christianity / Joel Marcus --
Gentile Christianity / Margaret M. Mitchell --
Johannine Christianity / Harold W. Attridge --
Social and ecclesial life of the earliest Christians / Wayne A. Meeks --
Community Traditions and Self-Definition --
The emergence of the written record / Margaret M. Mitchell --
Marcion and the 'canon' / Harry Y. Gamble --
Self-definition vis-à-vis the Jewish matrix / Judith Lieu --
Self-definition vis-à-vis the Graeco-Roman world / A.J. Droge --
Self-differentiation among Christian groups: the Gnostics and their opponents / David Brake --
Truth and tradition: Irenaeus / Denis Minns --
The self-defining praxis of the developing ecclēsia / Carolyn Osiek --
Regional Varieties of Christianity in the First Three Centuries --
From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth / Margaret M. Mitchell --
Overview: the geographical spread of Christianity / Frank Trombley --
Asia Minor and Achaea / Christine Trevett --
Egypt / Birger A. Pearson --
Syria and Mesopotamia / Susan Ashbrook Harvey --
Gaul / John Behr --
North Africa / Maureen A. Tilley --
Rome / Markus Vinzent --
The Shaping of Christian Theology --
Institutions in the pre-Constantinian ecclēsia / Stuart George Hall --
Monotheism and creation / Gerhard May --
Monotheism and Christology / Frances M. Young --
Ecclesiology forged in the wake of persecution / Stuart George Hall --
Towards a Christian paideia / Frances M. Young --
'Aliens' become Citizens: towards Imperial Patronage --
Persecutions: genesis and legacy / W.H.C. Frend --
Church and state up to c.300 ce / Adolf Martin Ritter --
Constantine and the 'peace of the church' / Averil Cameron --
The first Council of Nicaea / Mark Edwards --
Towards a Christian material culture / Robin M. Jensen --
Conclusion: retrospect and prospect.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Responsibility: edited by Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young.

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This first volume provides a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world in the first three centuries.

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