The Rise of Christianity Through the Eyes of Gibbon Harnack and Rodney Stark

The Rise of Christianity Through the Eyes of Gibbon  Harnack and Rodney Stark
Author: Jan N. Bremmer
Publsiher: Barkhuis
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9077922709
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Christianity Through the Eyes of Gibbon Harnack and Rodney Stark Book Excerpt:

The rise of Christianity up to the victory of Constantine has often been studied and remains a puzzling phenomenon. In this valedictory lecture Jan N. Bremmer concentrates on the explanations adduced, focusing in particular on the works of three iconic figures from the last two hundred and fifty years: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire of Edward Gibbon, the most famous ancient historian of all time, at the end of the eighteenth century; Die Mission und Ausbreitung des Christentums of Adolf von Harnack, the greatest historian of early Christianity of all time, around 1900, and The Rise of Christianity of Rodney Stark, the most adventurous sociologist of religion of our times, at the end of the twentieth century.Bremmer locates their concerns and explanations within their own times, but also takes them seriously as scholars, discussing their analyses and approaches. In this way he shows both the continuities and the innovations in the evolving view which scholarship presents of early Christianity. Bremmer's exceptional knowledge of the huge range of scholarship and his humane and balanced judgment make this lecture the ideal introduction to the many problems raised by Christianity's displacement of paganism

The Rise of Christianity History Documents and Key Questions

The Rise of Christianity  History  Documents  and Key Questions
Author: Kevin W. Kaatz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 1610698088
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Christianity History Documents and Key Questions Book Excerpt:

An outstanding resource for high school readers and first-year college students, this book explores early Christianity from its beginnings in the first century through the fourth century when Christianity went from a persecuted faith to the only legalized faith in the Roman Empire. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of early Christianity from the time of Jesus to the fall of Rome and an appreciation for how early Christian communities spread throughout the Empire • Examines a number of key topics that relate to the varied communities that made up early Christianity • Provides readers with multiple primary documents in order to better understand early Christianity and offer opportunities to apply their critical thinking skills • Supports NCHS World History content standards for Era 3, Standard 3B

Documents of the Rise of Christianity

Documents of the Rise of Christianity
Author: Kevin W. Kaatz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 1440854319
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Documents of the Rise of Christianity Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the history of early Christianity, this reference provides roughly 60 primary source documents from the first five centuries of the Christian Era, each accompanied by explanatory material. • Offers a guide that helps readers to understand how to study primary documents critically • Provides an introduction of the history of the early Christian Church • Highlights a timeline of key events in the early history of Christianity • Features sections on the first five centuries of the Christian Era that encompass primary source documents, accompanied by headnotes and suggestions for further reading

On God The Soul Evil and the Rise of Christianity

On God  The Soul  Evil and the Rise of Christianity
Author: John Peter Kenney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN: 1501314009
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On God The Soul Evil and the Rise of Christianity Book Excerpt:

Reading Augustine is a new line of books offering personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars. The aim of the series is to make clear Augustine's importance to contemporary thought and to present Augustine not only or primarily as a pre-eminent Christian thinker but as a philosophical, spiritual, literary and intellectual icon of the West. Why did the ancients come to adopt monotheism and Christianity? On God, The Soul, Evil and the Rise of Christianity introduces possible answers to that question by looking closely at the development of the thought of Augustine of Hippo, whose complex spiritual trajectory included Gnosticism, academic skepticism, pagan Platonism, and orthodox Christianity. What was so compelling about Christianity and how did Augustine become convinced that his soul could enter into communion with a transcendent God? The apparently sudden shift of ancient culture to monotheism and Christianity was momentous, defining the subsequent nature of Western religion and thought. John Peter Kenney shows us that Augustine offers an unusually clear vantage point to understand the essential ideas that drove that transition.

Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity

Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity
Author: Leif E. Vaage
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN: 0889205361
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately names the issue(s) that must be addressed when comparing and contrasting the social “success” of different religious groups in antiquity. The second is a critical assessment of the common modern category of “mission” to describe the inner dynamic of such a process; it discusses the early Christian apostle Paul, the early Jewish historian Josephus, and ancient Mithraism. The third section of the book is devoted to “the rise of Christianity,” primarily in response to the similarly titled work of the American sociologist of religion Rodney Stark. While it is not clear that any of these groups imagined its own success necessarily entailing the elimination of others, it does seem that early Christianity had certain habits, both of speech and practice, which made it particularly apt to succeed (in) the Roman Empire.

The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity

The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity
Author: Kelly Roscoe
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 168048625X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity Book Excerpt:

Although once regarded as a time of uninterrupted ignorance, superstition, and social oppression, the Middle Ages are now understood as a dynamic period during which the idea of Europe as a distinct cultural unit emerged. This title dives into late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, a time when political, social, economic, and cultural structures were profoundly reorganized. As Roman imperial traditions gave way to those of the Germanic peoples who established kingdoms in the former Western Empire, new forms of political leadership were introduced, and the population of Europe was gradually Christianized.

The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries

The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries
Author: William Vernon Harris
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9004147179
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by contemporary historians considers how after two centuries of scholarship we can best explain Christianity's rise to dominance.

The Birth of Christianity

The Birth of Christianity
Author: Paul Barnett
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005-03-29
ISBN: 9780802827814
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Christianity Book Excerpt:

Barnett's work is not so much a narrative of the "birth" and early years of Christianity as an argument that this birth can be documented by the usual methods of historical inquiry.

The Lopsided Spread of Christianity

The Lopsided Spread of Christianity
Author: Robert L. Montgomery
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780275973612
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lopsided Spread of Christianity Book Excerpt:

Comparing the spread of Christianity to the East to its more successful spread to the West, Montgomery illustrates the uneven diffusion of one of the world's most influential and successful religions. The analysis examines the causes for Christianity's success to the West and its relative failings in major societies to the east of Jerusalem, including India, Persia, and China. Montgomery provides a theory of the diffusion of religion in general, and of Christianity in particular. Groundbreaking in its attempt to establish a better understanding of religious diffusion, this work will be indispensable to those interested in the study of sociology of religions, religious studies, missionary studies, and Christianity.

Birth of Christianity

Birth of Christianity
Author: John Dominic Crossan
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 653
Release: 1999-04-01
ISBN: 9780567086686
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth of Christianity Book Excerpt:

John Dominic Crossan explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, the years immediately following Jesus' execution. He establishes the contextual setting through a combination of literary, anthropological, historical and archaeological approaches. He challenges the assumptions about the role of Paul and the meaning of resurrection, and forges a new understanding of the birth of the Christian church. Here is a vivid account of early Christianity's interaction with the world around it, and of the new traditions and communities established as Jesus' companions continued their movement after his death.

The Rise of Christianity

The Rise of Christianity
Author: Frederick Owen Norton
Publsiher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity

Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity
Author: Paul Barnett
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2002-04-17
ISBN: 9780830826995
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.

The Rise of Christianity

The Rise of Christianity
Author: Albert Kalthoff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Birth of Christianity

The Birth of Christianity
Author: Maurice Goguel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1000227529
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Christianity Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1953, The Birth of Christianity analyses the development of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Church. The book traces the history of the formation of the Church as a new religious society and considers its development both in the realm of thought as well as on a social level, in both emotional life and moral action. It explores how the Christian faith first found expression in society through a variety of forms that were gradually assimilated into one system of doctrine, and examines both how Christian theology and dogma were formed, and how the Church developed its constitution. The Birth of Christianity will appeal to those with an interest in the history of religion, the history of Christianity, theology, and the philosophy of religion.

Marriage and Modernization

Marriage and Modernization
Author: Don S. Browning
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003-03-20
ISBN: 9780802811127
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage and Modernization Book Excerpt:

The processes of modernization and globalization promise more wealth and health for many people. But they are also a threat to the stability and quality of marriage and family life. This new book -- at once sobering and constructive -- looks at the impact of these processes on marriage and asks what Christianity, in cooperation with other religions, can do to strengthen married life today. Among the deleterious effects of modernization and globalization on marriage are a worldwide drift of men away from the responsibility of parenthood and the tendency of mothers too readily to take on the task of childrearing alone. After looking at recent research on these and other problems, Don Browning suggests that the cure for modern marital disruption entails reforming and reconstructing the institution of marriage while also nurturing relevant forms of social support. Yet the effort to initiate a "world marriage revival" requires a complex cultural work, and Browning explores the key contributions that the religions of the world must make for such an effort to be successful.

Unlimited Partnership

Unlimited Partnership
Author: Lloyd Reeb,Bill Wellons
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780805444506
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlimited Partnership Book Excerpt:

A unique two-books-in-one product that unites marketplace leaders and pastors in the common goal of ministry.

The History of Christianity from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire

The History of Christianity  from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire
Author: Henry Hart Milman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1840
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Two Thousand Years

Two Thousand Years
Author: Peter Partner
Publsiher: Andre Deutsch Limited
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Thousand Years Book Excerpt:

A major history title, to accompany the TV series, 2000 years, presented by Melyvn Bragg. Spanning 20 episodes, Two Thousand Year will chart the progress of the Christian World and the development of western culture.

A Bible Story Called Easter and the Birth of Christianity NLT New Living Translation English

A Bible Story Called Easter and the Birth of Christianity  NLT   New Living Translation   English
Author: Lawrence Glasser
Publsiher: LVG Foundation Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 194650002X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bible Story Called Easter and the Birth of Christianity NLT New Living Translation English Book Excerpt:

About this Book and this Book Series A Bible Story Called Easter and the Birth of Christianity: NLT - New Living Translation - English is an illustrated chronological Bible-excerpt story covering the events surrounding Jesus Christ's final Passover week through the following Pentecost observance. This second illustrated book in the series covers the most significant eight weeks of Christianity's beginnings. The events covered here comprise core components of Christian theology. The book-template source for each book in the series is the published and copyrighted Appendix A, which specifies how to integrate the 63 public domain watercolor images created in the 1890's by French artist James Tissot with 655 selected Bible verses recorded in the first century in the Greek language by the authors of the New Testament Gospels. The book template's matrix format, "Gospels' Comparative Text Alignment" [G'CTA], creates a single chronological story through the parallel alignment of the four Gospel authors' narratives. This matrix format is often referred to as a Harmony of the Gospels. This second illustrated book in the series, NLT - New Living Translation, is a derivative work compilation that presents the 655 Bible verses in English, using the NLT Bible translation [ version (c) 2015 ]. A "fair use" permission for publication using this Bible translation has been granted by Tyndale House Publishers. Negotiations are also in process to produce other series books in English using the NABRE (Catholic), the NIV (New International Version) and the NKJV (New King James Version) Bible translation.

The First Christians in the Roman World

The First Christians in the Roman World
Author: E. A. Judge
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 786
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783161493102
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Christians in the Roman World Book Excerpt:

Collection of previously published essays and lectures.