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The early Christian centuries

Author: Philip Rousseau
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 2002.
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"The Early Christian Centuries is the full story of those first six hundred years of Christian history. Starting in the world of second-temple Judaism, The Early Christian Centuries carries the reader down to the Byzantine age, the rise of Islam, and the beginnings of medieval European politics." "With a combination of rare tact and acuity, Philip Rousseau gives a colourful history of early Christianity and the late  Read more...
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Rousseau, Philip.
Early Christian centuries.
London ; New York : Longman, 2002
(OCoLC)606678560
Online version:
Rousseau, Philip.
Early Christian centuries.
London ; New York : Longman, 2002
(OCoLC)607833930
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Rousseau
ISBN: 0582256534 9780582256538
OCLC Number: 48486950
Description: viii, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Giving a shape to early Christian history --
2. Paul and the Jewish past: an apostle and his world --
3. Jesus of Nazareth: portraits of a saviour --
4. Individual virtue and its social setting --
5. Churches as learning communities --
6. Heroes and survivors: Christians engage with the world --
7. The Christian empire, a contested experiment: Constantine and his successors --
8. A crisis of authority --
9. An ancient legacy and its post-Roman future --
Epilogue: the price of success.
Responsibility: Philip Rousseau.

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This is a full survey of the first 600 years of Christian history from the world of second-temple Judaism to the Byzantine age, the rise of Islam, and the beginnings of medieval European polities.  Read more...

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'A sweeping work by one of the leading historians of late antiquity. This is early Christianity as it was actually lived and experienced.' Averil Cameron, Keble College, Oxford The book of an epoch Read more...

 
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“The Early Christian Centuries” covers the history of Christianity and Christian theology from the time of Jesus in the first century AD to the time of Muhammad in the sixth century AD. While his continual interaction with original sources is refreshing, some will question his interpretation of those...
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