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After the Apostles : Christianity in the Second Century - W.H. Wagner

After the Apostles

Christianity in the Second Century

Paperback Published: 5th January 1994
ISBN: 9780800625672
Number Of Pages: 296

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Through deft use of available data and texts, Wagner brings the enigmatic second century to life. Selecting five fateful challenges--issues of Creation, human nature, Jesus' identities, roles of the church, and Christians in society--he shows what was at stake for emerging Christianity and how its five key players responded. Map; glossary; bibliography.

Preface
The Church at the End of the Second Century
Rome's Rulers 31 B.C.E. - 235 C.E.
Kingdom and Empirep. 1
Christian Expectations and Frustrationsp. 3
Jews and Christiansp. 11
Imperial Visions and Realitiesp. 25
Greco-Roman Dilemmasp. 43
Challenges for Christiansp. 63
The First Challenge: Creator and Creationp. 67
The Second Challenge: Human Nature and Destinyp. 79
The Third Challenge: Indentities for Jesusp. 95
The Fourth Challenge: The Church's Placep. 115
The Fifth Challenge: Christians and Societyp. 127
Five Leaders Respondp. 139
Ignatius of Antiochp. 141
Justin Martyrp. 157
Clement of Alexandriap. 171
Tertullianp. 187
Irenaeus of Lyonsp. 205
Assessmentsp. 223
Abbreviationsp. 241
Notesp. 243
Glossaryp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Index of Persons and Places of Antiquityp. 281
Subject Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780800625672
ISBN-10: 0800625676
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 5th January 1994
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49

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