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Origins to Constantine

Author: Margaret Mary Mitchell; Frances M Young; K Scott Bowie
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge history of Christianity, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over thirty essays provide a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world over the first three centuries. The collection traces the dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides a thoughtful and well-documented analysis of the diverse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Origins to Constantine.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005012926
(OCoLC)269421304
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mary Mitchell; Frances M Young; K Scott Bowie
ISBN: 9781139054836 113905483X 9780511467530 0511467532 9781139054836
OCLC Number: 263158849
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 740 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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. The political, social, and religious setting --
The Jesus movements --
Community traditions and self-definition --
Regional varieties of Christianity in the first three centuries --
The shaping of Christian theology --
'Aliens' become citizens : towards imperial patronage.
Series Title: Cambridge history of Christianity, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young ; assistant editor, K. Scott Bowie.

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