The Dawn of Christianity

Exploring the origins of Christianity, this book looks at why it was that people first in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek Mediterranean world became susceptible to the new religion.

Author: Robert C. Knapp

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830219

Category: History

Page: 303

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Exploring the origins of Christianity, this book looks at why it was that people first in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek Mediterranean world became susceptible to the new religion. Robert Knapp looks for answers in a wide-ranging exploration of religion and everyday life from 200 BC to the end of the first century. Survival, honour and wellbeing were the chief preoccupations of Jews and polytheists alike. In both cases, the author shows, people turned first to supernatural powers. According to need, season and place polytheists consulted and placated vast constellations of gods, while the Jews worshipped and contended with one almighty and jealous deity. Professor Knapp considers why any Jew or polytheist would voluntarily dispense with a well-tried way of dealing with the supernatural and trade it in for a new model. What was it about the new religion that led people to change beliefs they had held for millennia and which in turn, within four centuries of the birth of its messiah, led it to transform the western world? His conclusions are as convincing as they are sometimes surprising.

The Dawn of Christianity in the West

Author: Walter de M. Seaman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780952209508

Category: Church history

Page: 89

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The Story of Christianity Volume 1

The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought.

Author: Justo L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062364898

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought. From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. González also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.

The Story of Christianity Volume 1

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Church history

Page: 429

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The Dawn of Christianity

The Dawn of Christianity is a fascinating look at the early days of the Jesus
movement that became the church (from ... Hutchison works his way through the
events and disputes that circulate around the origins of the Christian movement.

Author: Robert J. Hutchinson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718079442

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 456

Drawing upon the most recent discoveries and scholarship in archaeology and the first-century Near East, The Dawn of Christianity reveals how a beleaguered group of followers of a crucified rabbi became the founders of a world-changing faith. How did Christianity truly come to be? Where did this worldwide faith come from? The Dawn of Christianity tells the story of how the first followers of Jesus survived the terror and despair of witnessing the one they knew to be the messiah—God’s agent for the salvation of the world—suddenly arrested, tried, and executed. Soon after Jesus’ death, his relatives and closest followers began hearing reports that Jesus was alive again—reports that even his most loyal disciples at first refused to believe. Using the most recent studies by top Christian and secular scholars, Robert Hutchinson, known for his popular books on Christianity and Biblical Studies, reconstructs all of the known accounts of these early resurrection appearances and follows the witnesses to the resurrection as they experience brutal persecution at the hands of zealots such as Saul of Tarsus and then become committed evangelists to the major population centers in Antioch, Damascus, Rome, and Athens—and ultimately across the world. A riveting thriller of the most improbable history-changing movement imaginable, The Dawn of Christianity brings to life the compelling story of the birth of Christianity.

Hispanic Christian Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century

In this book Alvin Padilla, Roberto Goizueta, and Eldin Villafañe bring together an impressive array of Hispanic scholars from across the theological disciplines to articulate just such a comprehensive construction of Hispanic theology.

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 177

In this book Alvin Padilla, Roberto Goizueta, and Eldin Villafañe bring together an impressive array of Hispanic scholars from across the theological disciplines to articulate just such a comprehensive construction of Hispanic theology. Their purpose is to delineate the common elements in Hispanic biblical studies, theology, and ethics and to draw these together into a statement of what Hispanic theology has to say to the larger theological community, and to the church. To do so they organize their presentation around four theological streams that run through Hispanic theology: * Reading Scripture from the Margins: The contributors will present a reading of the biblical text that incorporates into its interpretative methodology the experience of alienation and marginalization, the central feature of Hispanic sociohistorical reality. * Subversive and Liberating Memories: The contributors discover the subversive and liberating stories and voices within the Christian tradition and demonstrate how the memory of these "liberate" Hispanics and others from contemporary oppression. * Liberating Truth: The authors offer fresh perspective on theological truth, incorporating the distinctive Hispanic sources, locus, and expressions. * Liberating Praxis: Drawing on current Hispanic religious experience (for example, spirituality, church life, and ministry), the authors reflect on the way Hispanic religious experience is changing and how it will change the landscape of Western Christianity in the 21st century.

Jesus the Master Builder

This book is the basis of the film documentary 'And Did Those Feet'.

Author: Gordon Strachan

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782501029

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Jesus the Master Builder kept me up all night. Few books have that power.' -- Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian Did Jesus visit Britain? The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus travelled to the British Isles with Joseph of Arimathea, who worked in the tin trade. With these legends as his starting point, Gordon Strachan uncovers a fascinating network of connections between the Celtic world and Mediterranean culture and philosophy. Taking the biblical image of Wisdom as the 'master craftsman', Strachan explores the deep layers of Mystery knowledge shared between the Judaic-Hellenic world and the northern Druids -- from the secret geometry of masons and builders, which Jesus would have encountered in his work as a craftsman in Palestine, to the Gematria or number coding of the Old and New Testaments. This book is the basis of the film documentary 'And Did Those Feet'.

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history.

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060633158

Category: Church history

Page: 429

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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. Historian Justo Gonzalez shows how various social, political, and economic movements affected Christianity's internal growth. Gonzalez skillfully weaves in relevant details from the lives of prominent figures from the apostles to John Wycliffe, tracing out core theological issues and developments as reflected in the lives and struggles of leading thinkers within the various traditions of the church. "The history of the church, while showing all the characteristics fo human history, is much more than the history of an institution or movement," Gonzalez stresses. "It is a history of the deeds of the spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before in the faith." The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church, and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. The Story of Christianity will serve as a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity for students and teachers of church history, for pastors, and for general readers.

The Modern Church

Engagingly written with introductory-level students in mind, The Modern Church brings the history of theological and spiritual developments, social and cultural phenomena, noteworthy leaders and ordinary Christians, long-standing ...

Author: Glenn T. Miller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Engagingly written with introductory-level students in mind, The Modern Church brings the history of theological and spiritual developments, social and cultural phenomena, noteworthy leaders and ordinary Christians, long-standing institutions and spontaneous mass movements together into a single, fascinating narrative.

The Early Conflicts of Christianity

of Grecian Philosophy , before the dawn of Christianity . The skepticism of the
Sophists had been refuted by the reasoning of Socrates , but now the tide of
doubt flowed back , and the protest against faith was made with more terrible
power .

Author: William Ingraham Kip

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Church history

Page: 288

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Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity

... that since the dawn of the Christian era, wherever the principles of civil and
religious liberty have prevailed, wherever public order and personal safety, the
just authority of government, and the highest immunities and welfare of the
governed ...

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Apologetics

Page: 606

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The Dawn of Italian Independence

The fiery genius of Paul had molten the spiritual ore and cast it into metaphysical
moulds , and the Christian communities which sprang up in various parts of the
Roman Empire made doctrinal agreement , rather than conduct , the test of ...

Author: William Roscoe Thayer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Carbonari

Page:

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This work examines Italian history from 1815 to 1849, when Italian unification was starting.

Everyday Christian Life Or Sermons by the Way

We are naturally reminded at this time of the dawn of Christianity , because
during this year a little newly discovered tract has been published , which was
written by an unknown Christian in the first century of our era . It is called “ The
Teaching ...

Author: Frederic William Farrar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christian life

Page: 308

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The Early Days of Christianity

And this was the crowning work of that old age which , as a peculiar blessing to
the Church of Christ , was probably prolonged to witness the dawn of the second
century of the Christian Church . But in St. John too we see that growth of spiritual
 ...

Author: Frederic William Farrar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page:

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The Dawn of Religious Pluralism

This volume contains a selection of 60 representative and revealing addresses given to the Parliament, with authoritative introductions and notes by Professor Seager.

Author: Richard Hughes Seager

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 502

View: 460

On September 11th, 1893, the Columbian Liberty Bell at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago sounded ten times, symbolizing what were then considered the ten great religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. One of the most significant events in American religious and cultural history had begun. The ochre robes of Buddhist ascetics, the vermilion cloaks and turbans of Hindu swamis, the silk vestments of Confucians, Taoists, and Shinto priests, the somber garb of Protestant ministers, all gathered together on the platform around a Roman Catholic cardinal, dressed in scarlet and seated in a high chair of state. The near-ecstatic crowd repeatedly burst into tumultuous applause, waving handkerchiefs, and mingling tears with smiles. Nothing like the World's Parliament of Religions had been seen in the history of the world, and nothing like it was to be seen again for many years: a gathering of representatives of numerous world religions for an exchange of views. It was a turning point in American life, presaging the multiculturalism of a century later. This volume contains a selection of 60 representative and revealing addresses given to the Parliament, with authoritative introductions and notes by Professor Seager. The addresses include contributions by Protestant mainstream ministers, African-Americans, Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and representatives of other Asian religions. Also included are various "points of contact and contention," in which religious leaders attempted to analyze or reach out to their counterparts in other traditions.

The dawn of history an essay

If the ten tribes were not lost at the Christian and apostolic era , at what
subsequent period have they vanished from our knowledge ? It is a great marvel ,
and has often been well and ably urged as a strong evidence for the truth of the
Bible ...

Author: Thomas Gates Darton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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The Evidences of Christianity

Holiness is , therefore , the first stage , the commencement , the dawn of that
character , of which heaven is the ... by the voluptuous and degrading pleasures
which it promises in its paradise , Christianity impresses this mastertruth upon
man ...

Author: Daniel Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Apologetics

Page:

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The history of Christianity

1 But the dawn of the eleventh century rose , and all things continued as they
were from the beginning of the creation . Christians , finding that the world was
not coming to an end , rallied for more energetic effort to make the world better .

Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Apostles

Page: 504

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The Permanence of Christianity

See Harless , System of Christian Ethics , pp . 20 , 85 , E. T .; Delitzsch , Bib .
Psych . , p . 194. “ Man , " said Luther ( Comm . on Gal . ) , “ is not two beings
opposed to each other , but is like the dawn of the morning , which is neither night
nor ...

Author: John Richard Turner Eaton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Apologetics

Page: 387

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The Early Years of Christianity

A Comprehensive History of the First Three Centuries of the Christian Church
Edmond de Pressensé. a single soul . In order to remove his friend from every
adverse influence , and to watch over him with the more unremitting and jealous
care ...

Author: Edmond de Pressensé

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Church history

Page:

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