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The forgotten creed : Christianity's original struggle against bigotry, slavery, and sexism

Author: Stephen J Patterson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores an early, forgotten creed in the Letters of Paul. Traces early Christian attitudes towards race, gender, and class. Discusses the radical inclusivism in the earliest Christian movement, and investigates how and why Christianity changed to become less inclusive--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Patterson
ISBN: 9780190865825 0190865822
OCLC Number: 1024088954
Description: vii, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The unbelievable creed --
Christianity's forgotten first creed --
The oldest cliché --
Children of God --
There is no Jew or Greek --
There is no slave or free --
There is no male and female --
Conclusion: You are all one.
Other Titles: Christianity's original struggle against bigotry, slavery, and sexism
Responsibility: Stephen J. Patterson.

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The first Christian creed said nothing about Christ, God, or salvation. Instead it told the followers of Jesus who they were: Children of God. Among them, distinctions of race, class, and gender  Read more...

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