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The Resource A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman

A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman

Label
A new history of early Christianity
Title
A new history of early Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Charles Freeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Charles
Dewey number
270.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
BR162.3
LC item number
.F73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Church history
Label
A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Beginnings -- A trial -- The seedbed : Judaism in the first century AD -- Jesus before the Gospels -- Breaking away : the first Christianities -- From history to myth, from Jesus to Christ : what did Paul achieve? -- The letter to the Hebrews -- Fifty years on the Jesus of the Gospels -- John and the Jerusalem Christians -- Creating a New Testament -- No second coming : the search for stability -- Part two: Becoming Christian -- Toeholds in a wider empire : infiltrating Greek culture -- Open borders : the overlapping worlds of Christians and Jews -- Was there a gnostic challenge? -- The idea of a church -- To compromise or reject -- Celsus confronts the Christians -- The challenge of Greek philosophy -- Origen and early Christian scholarship -- New beginnings : the emergence of a Latin Christianity -- Victims or volunteers : the problem of Christian martyrdom -- The spread of Christian communities -- Part three: The imperial church -- The motives of Constantine -- Debating the nature of God -- Theodosius and the stifling of Christian diversity -- The assault on paganism -- 'No one is honoured before him' : the rise of the bishop -- An obsession with desire : Jerome and the temptations of the flesh -- The end of optimism : Augustine and the consequences of sin -- Divine but human -- The closing of the schools, Justinian and the silencing of debate -- A fragile church : Christianity and the collapse of the western empire -- Faith, certainty, and the unknown God
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 377 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300125818
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012009
Other physical details
ill., facsims, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317361785
  • (OCoLC)317361785
  • 1368540
  • 1434391
Label
A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Beginnings -- A trial -- The seedbed : Judaism in the first century AD -- Jesus before the Gospels -- Breaking away : the first Christianities -- From history to myth, from Jesus to Christ : what did Paul achieve? -- The letter to the Hebrews -- Fifty years on the Jesus of the Gospels -- John and the Jerusalem Christians -- Creating a New Testament -- No second coming : the search for stability -- Part two: Becoming Christian -- Toeholds in a wider empire : infiltrating Greek culture -- Open borders : the overlapping worlds of Christians and Jews -- Was there a gnostic challenge? -- The idea of a church -- To compromise or reject -- Celsus confronts the Christians -- The challenge of Greek philosophy -- Origen and early Christian scholarship -- New beginnings : the emergence of a Latin Christianity -- Victims or volunteers : the problem of Christian martyrdom -- The spread of Christian communities -- Part three: The imperial church -- The motives of Constantine -- Debating the nature of God -- Theodosius and the stifling of Christian diversity -- The assault on paganism -- 'No one is honoured before him' : the rise of the bishop -- An obsession with desire : Jerome and the temptations of the flesh -- The end of optimism : Augustine and the consequences of sin -- Divine but human -- The closing of the schools, Justinian and the silencing of debate -- A fragile church : Christianity and the collapse of the western empire -- Faith, certainty, and the unknown God
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 377 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300125818
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012009
Other physical details
ill., facsims, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317361785
  • (OCoLC)317361785
  • 1368540
  • 1434391

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