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Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine (Margaret M Mitchell) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107423619
Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine (Margaret M Mitchell) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107423619
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Title: Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine

Author: Mitchell, Margaret M

Additional Authors or Contributors: Frances M Young (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Paperback; ISBN: 9781107423619

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 study


Prelude Frances M. Young

Part I. The Political, Social and Religious Setting

1. Galilee and Judea in the first century Sean Freyne

2. The Jewish Diaspora Tessa Rajak

3. The Roman Empire Hans-Josef Klauck

Part II. The Jesus Movements

4. Jewish Christianity Joel Marcus

5. Gentile Christianity Margaret M. Mitchell

6. Johannine Christianity Harold W. Attridge

7. Social and ecclesial life of the earliest Christians Wayne A. Meeks

Part III. Community Traditions and Self-definition

8. The emergence of the written record Margaret M. Mitchell

9. Marcion and the 'Canon' Harry Y. Gamble

10. Self-definition vis vis the Jewish matrix Judith Lieu

11. Self-definition vis vis the Graeco-Roman world Arthur J. Droge

12. Self-differentiation among Christian groups: the Gnostics and their opponents David Brakke

13. Truth and tradition: Irenaeus Denis Minns

14. The self-defining praxis of the developing ecclesia Carolyn Osiek

Part IV. Regional Varieties of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

15. From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth Margaret M. Mitchell

16. Overview: the geographical spread of Christianity Frank Trombley

17. Asia Minor and Achaea pre 325 C.E. Christine Trevett

18. Egypt Birger A. Pearson

19. Syria and Mesopotamia Susan Ashbrook Harvey

20. Gaul John Behr

21. North Africa Maureen A. Tilley

22. Rome Markus Vinzent

Part V. The Shaping of Christian Theology

23. Institutions in pre-Constantinian ecclesia Stuart George Hall

24. Monotheism and creation Gerhard May

25. Monotheism and Christology Frances M. Young

26. Ecclesiology forged in the wake of persecution Stuart George Hall

27. Towards a Christian paideia Frances M. Young

Part VI. 'Aliens' Become Citizens: Towards Imperial Patronage

28. Persecutions: genesis and legacy W. H. C. Frend

29. Church and state up to c.300 C.E. Adolf Martin Ritter

30. Constantine and the 'Peace of the Church' Averil M. Cameron

31. The first council of Nicaea Mark Edwards

32. Towards a Christian material culture Robin M. Jensen

Conclusion: retrospect and prospect Margaret M. Mitchell

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