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The Early Christian Church : Volume 1, The First Christian Church - Philip Carrington

The Early Christian Church

Volume 1, The First Christian Church


Published: 11th August 2011
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This is a 1957 account of the rise and development of the Christian Church during the first two centuries after the Crucifixion. The events are set down in the order in which they happened, giving a clear picture of the establishment, progress, sufferings and survival of the new faith. It focuses special attention on the men who decisively affected its history. Christianity began as a sect of the Hellenized Judaism which had believers all over the Eastern Roman Empire. It grew up against dissension from inside and oppression from outside. Archbishop Carrington's account of Christianity is placed in the setting of the larger world of Imperial politics, rival religions and troubled times. The author does not offer this book as a conventional history for the scholar, yet it can be read for pleasure as well as for information. There are over 100 photographs and chronological tables, and reading lists.

List of illustrations
List of maps and tables
The sources
The Hellenistic Period
Galilee and Jerusalem
Antioch and Galatia
Conference in Jerusalem
Macedonia and Achaia
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Paul in Rome
The martyrdoms
The tradition of Peter
The fall of Jerusalem
Jewish Christianity
The Pauline successors
Christian literature under Vespasian
The Elders in Asia Minor
The Syrian Gospel
The tyranny of Domitian
The Ephesian Gospel
Corinth and Rome
Hermas and his angel
Oriental Christianity
The wars of Trajan
Ingatius the Martyr
Apostolic tradition
Catechism and sacrament
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ISBN: 9780521166416
ISBN-10: 0521166411
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 11th August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.84