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The emergence of Christianity : classical traditions in contemporary perspective

Author: Cynthia White
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2011.
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"This brief survey text tells the story of early Christianity. Cynthia White explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian's reforms, and Constantine's eventual conversion to monotheism, which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia White
ISBN: 9780800697471 0800697472
OCLC Number: 496965994
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Description: xvi, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical overview --
Features of ancient Mediterranean --
Religious practices --
Judaic historical background --
Christianity and the Roman empire --
Conclusion --
Jews and Christians: the dynasty of Herod the Great --
The rise of Herod the Great --
The life of Jesus --
The separation of Judaism --
And Christianity --
The missionary church --
Conclusion --
Romans and Christians: Constantine's Christian monotheism --
Ancient forms of monotheism --
The reign of Diocletian --
The "conversion" of Constantine --
Conclusion --
Christians and Christians: Pope Damasus and the christianization of Rome --
Pope Damasus --
The primacy of Rome --
Martyr acts of Saint Agnes, patron saint of Rome --
Conclusion --
Pagans and Christians: the altar of victory --
The Roman senate and the Christian court --
Doctrinal debates --
Ambrose, Gratian, and the altar --
Of victory --
Ambrose, Valentinian II, and the altar --
Of victory --
Ambrose, Theodosius, and the altar --
Of victory --
Eugenius and the altar of victory --
Conclusion --
Conclusion: the Christian church through the centuries; conflict and accommodation --
The apostolic church through the Edict of Theodosius in 391 c.e --
The church in late antiquity --
Medieval Christianity --
Reformation and counter-reformation --
The church in the modern world.
Responsibility: Cynthia White.

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"This brief survey text tells the story of early Christianity. Cynthia White explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian's reforms, and Constantine's eventual conversion to monotheism, which cemented Christianity's status as the official religion of Rome. The text's chapters integrate key pedagogy, including introductions, study questions, textboxes, photos, maps, suggested readings, and a glossary and timeline" -- Publisher description.
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