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The early Christian world

Author: Philip Francis Esler
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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The Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite and lavishly illustrated treatment of the first Christian centuries, from the Jewish War and fall of the Temple to the final abolition of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Francis Esler
ISBN: 0415241413 9780415241410 0415164966 9780415164962 0415164974 9780415164979 0415333121 9780415333122
OCLC Number: 42786254
Description: 2 volumes (xxvi, 1342 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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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