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Christianity And The Roman Empire -  Novak

Christianity And The Roman Empire

By: Novak

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9781563383472

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The rise of Christianity during the first four centuries of the common era was the pivotal development in Western history and profoundly influenced the later direction of all world history. Yet, for all that has been written on early Christian history, the primary sources for this history are widely scattered, difficult to find, and generally unknown to lay persons and to historians not specially trained in the field. In Christianity and the Roman Empire Ralph Novak interweaves these primary sources with a narrative text and constructs a single continuous account of these crucial centuries. The primary sources are selected to emphasize the manner in which the government and the people of the Roman Empire perceived Christians socially and politically; the ways in which these perceptions influenced the treatment of Christians within the Roman Empire; and the manner in which Christians established their political and religious dominance of the Roman Empire after Constantine the Great came to power in the early fourth century CE. Ralph Martin Novak holds a Masters Degree in Roman History from the University of Chicago.

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"The book has a marvelous cast, even leaving aside the religious figures .Novak's profusely documented work helps place their military and diplomatic attainments within th ebroader political and cultural framework of the Roman world .[A] worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in the history of the Roman Empire." StrategyPage.com A.A. Nofi, SSG

Significant Events and Primary Sources
A Brief Introduction to Historical Methodp. 1
The Eagle and the Cross: The First Century C. E.p. 10
A Century of Martyrs: The Second Century C. E.p. 43
Struggle and Accommodation: The Third Century C. E.p. 101
The Cross Triumphant: The Fourth Century C. E.p. 139
The Scouring of Alexandria, ca. 361-416 C. E.p. 228
Rome's Accommodation with Judaismp. 243
Accusations of Christian Immoralityp. 255
The Worship of the Roman Emperorp. 267
The Formulation of the Nicene Creedp. 273
Determining the Dates of the Life of Jesusp. 278
Sources and Translationsp. 310
Index of Ancient Textsp. 328
Index of Subjectsp. 336
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ISBN: 9781563383472
ISBN-10: 1563383470
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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