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The Early Christian World

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The Early Christian World

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The Early Christian World by Philip Francis Esler
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This text presents an examination of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. The volume begins by firmly situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts, before charting the history of the first Christian centuries. The creation and perpetuation of Christian communities through means including mission and monasticism is then explored, as is the everyday experience of early Christians, through discussion of gender and sexuality, religious practice, communication and social structures. The intellectual (particularly theological) and artistic heritage of the period is considered, and a picture provided of the internal and external challenges faced by early Christianity. The book concludes with profiles of the most notable figures of the age.

Author Biography

Philip F. Esler is Professor of Biblical Criticism at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has written extensively on social-scientific approaches to biblical interpretation.
Release date NZ
August 24th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
154 b&w photographs, 75 line drawings
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
1334
Dimensions
174x246x85
ISBN-13
9780415241410
Product ID
1681526

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