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The early Christian world

Author: Philip Francis Esler
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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This is a treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. The volume situates early Christianity within its Mediterranean  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Early Christian world.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
(DLC) 99056667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Francis Esler
ISBN: 0203470621 9780203470626 0203470621 9780415164962 0415164966 0203778863 9780203778869
OCLC Number: 49797215
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: v. 1. pt. 1. The context. The Mediterranean context of early Christianity / Philip F. Esler --
Armies, emperors and bureaucrats / Jill Harris --
Graeco-Roman philosophy and religion / Luther H. Martin --
Jewish tradition and culture / James K. Aitken --
pt. 2. Christian origins and development. The Galilean world of Jesus / Seán Freyne --
Early Jewish Christianity / David G. Horrell --
Paul and the development of gentile Christianity / Todd Klutz --
The Jesus tradition : the gospel writers' strategies of persuasion / Richard L. Rohrbaugh --
Christianity in the second and third centuries / Jeffrey S. Siker --
From Constantine to Theodosius (and beyond) / Bill Leadbetter --
pt. 3. Community formation and maintenance. Mission and expansion / Thomas M. Finn --
The development of office in the early church / Mark Edwards --
Christian regional diversity / David G.K. Taylor --
Monasticism / Columba Stewart. pt. 4. Everyday Christian experience. Social levels, morals and daily life / Bruce J. Malina --
Sex and sexual renunciation / Teresa M. Shaw --
Women, worship and mission : the church in the household / Gillian Cloke --
Communication and travel / Blake Leyerle --
Worship, practice and belief / Maxwell E. Johnson --
pt. 5. The intellectual heritage. The Apostolic Fathers / Carolyn Osiek --
The apologists / Eric Osborn --
The early theologians / Gerald Bray --
Later theologians of the Greek East / Andrew Louth --
Later theologians of the West / Ivor Davidson --
Creeds, councils and doctrinal development / Trevor Hart --
Biblical interpretation / Oskar Skarsaune. v. 2. pt. 6. The artistic heritage. Architecture : the first five centuries / L. Michael White --
Art / Robin M. Jensen --
Music / James W. McKinnon --
Imaginative literature / Richard Bauckham --
pt. 7. External challenges. Martrydom and political oppression / W.H.C. Frend --
Graeco-Roman philosophical opposition / Michael Bland Simmons --
Popular Graeco-Roman responses to Christianity / Craig de Vos --
pt. 8. Internal challenges. Internal renewal and dissent in the early Christian world / Sheila E. McGinn --
Gnosticism / Alastair H.B. Logan --
Montanism / Christine Trevett --
Donatism / James Alexander --
Arianism / David Rankin --
pt. 9. Profiles. Origen / Fred Norris --
Tertullian / David Wright --
Perpetua and Felicitas / Ross S. Kraemer and Shira L. Lander --
Constantine / Bill Leadbetter --
Anthony of the Desert / Columba Stewart --
Athanasius / David Brakke --
John Chrysostom / Pauline Allen and Wendy Mayer --
Jerome / Dennis Brown --
Ambrose / Ivor Davidson --
Augustine / Carol Harrison --
Ephrem the Syrian / Kathleen E. McVey --
Julian the Apostate / Michael Bland Simmons.
Responsibility: edited by Philip F. Esler.

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