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A history of the first Christians

Author: A J M Wedderburn
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, 2005.
Series: Understanding the Bible and its world.
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This work provides a survey of the history of the earliest Christian church in the period up to the fall of Jerusalem. It concentrates on: the figure of Paul; judicious and critical use of information in the Book of Acts; Judaizing versions of Christianity; and the Johannine tradition. The approach steers a middle way between an over-simplified account which fails to warn students where scholarly opinion is divided,  Read more...
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Wedderburn, A.J.M.
History of the first Christians.
London ; New York : T & T Clark International, 2005
(OCoLC)85825312
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J M Wedderburn
ISBN: 9780567144065 0567144062
OCLC Number: 318084845
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 296 pages).
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The First Beginnings; 3. Stephen and His Group; 4. The Spread of Christianity; 5. Paul --
the Hidden Years; 6. Agreement and Strife; 7. Paul the Missionary; 8. Judaizing Christianity; 9. Pauline Christianity after Paul; 10. Johannine Christianity; 11. The Church in the Roman Empire; Postscript; Notes; Abbreviations; Select Bibliography; Index of Primary Sources; Index of Authors (Secondary Literature); Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Responsibility: Alexander J.M. Wedderburn.

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This work provides a survey of the history of the earliest Christian church in the period up to the fall of Jerusalem. It concentrates on: the figure of Paul; judicious and critical use of information in the Book of Acts; Judaizing versions of Christianity; and the Johannine tradition. The approach steers a middle way between an over-simplified account which fails to warn students where scholarly opinion is divided, and an in-depth academic study which attempts to document and discuss every hypothesis. Wedderburn focuses on aspects of central importance: the changing shape of church life and d.

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