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Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine (Margaret M Mitchell Frances M Young (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521812399
Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine (Margaret M Mitchell Frances M Young (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521812399
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Title: The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine

Author: Mitchell, Margaret M Frances M Young (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521812399

Volumes: 1; Pages: 790

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The first of the nine volume Cambridge History of Christianity series, Origins to Constantine provides a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world in the first three centuries. Over thirty essays written by scholarly experts trace this dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides thoughtful and well-documented analyses of the diverse forms of Christian community, identity and practice that arose within decades of Jesus's death, and which through missionary efforts were soon implanted throughout the Roman Empire. Origins to Constantine examines the distinctive characteristics of Christian groups in each geographical region up to the end of the third century, while also exploring the development of the institutional forms, intellectual practices and theological formulations that would mark Christian history in subsequent centuries. A comprehensive scholarly overview of the emergence of the Christian religion in the first three centuries Coverage spans three continents, multiple languages, and a wide range of Christian persons, communities, and institutional and theological developments Written by recognised experts in each area, and includes extensive bibliographies to facilitate further studyContentsPrelude Frances M. YoungPart I. The Political, Social and Religious Setting1. Galilee and Judea in the first century Sean Freyne2. The Jewish Diaspora Tessa Rajak3. The Roman Empire Hans-Josef KlauckPart II. The Jesus Movements4. Jewish Christianity Joel Marcus5. Gentile Christianity Margaret M. Mitchell6. Johannine Christianity Harold W. Attridge7. Social and ecclesial life of the earliest Christians Wayne A. MeeksPart III. Community Traditions and Self-definition8. The emergence of the written record Margaret M. Mitchell9. Marcion and the 'Canon' Harry Y. Gamble10. Self-definition vis vis the Jewish matrix Judith Lieu11. Self-definition vis vis the Graeco-Roman world Arthur J. Droge12. Self-differentiation among Christian groups: the Gnostics and their opponents David Brakke13. Truth and tradition: Irenaeus Denis Minns14. The self-defining praxis of the developing ecclesia Carolyn OsiekPart IV. Regional Varieties of Christianity in the First Three Centuries15. From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth Margaret M. Mitchell16. Overview: the geographical spread of Christianity Frank Trombley17. Asia Minor and Achaea pre 325 C.E. Christine Trevett18. Egypt Birger A. Pearson19. Syria and Mesopotamia Susan Ashbrook Harvey20. Gaul John Behr21. North Africa Maureen A. Tilley22. Rome Markus VinzentPart V. The Shaping of Christian Theology23. Institutions in pre-Constantinian ecclesia Stuart George Hall24. Monotheism and creation Gerhard May25. Monotheism and Christology Frances M. Young26. Ecclesiology forged in the wake of persecution Stuart George Hall27. Towards a Christian paideia Frances M. YoungPart VI. 'Aliens' Become Citizens: Towards Imperial Patronage28. Persecutions: genesis and legacy W. H. C. Frend29. Church and state up to c.300 C.E. Adolf Martin Ritter30. Constantine and the 'Peace of the Church' Averil M. Cameron31. The first council of Nicaea Mark Edwards32. Towards a Christian material culture Robin M. JensenConclusion: retrospect and prospect Margaret M. Mitchell
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