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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
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
Label
A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
zmeld1 b6720764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300125818
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
Label
A new history of early Christianity, Charles Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
zmeld1 b6720764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300125818
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps

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