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The Early Christian World

The Early Christian World (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

Edited by Esler, Philip F.

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Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of early Christianity. In this new... edition, the strengths of the first edition are retained. These include the book's attractive architecture that initially takes a reader through the context and historical development of early Christianity; the essays in critical areas such as community formation, everyday experience, the intellectual and artistic heritage, and external and internal challenges; and the profiles on the most influential early Christian figures. The book also preserves its strong stress on the social reality of early Christianity and continues its distinctive use of hundreds of illustrations and maps to bring that world to life. Yet the years that have passed since the first edition was published have seen great advances made in our understanding of early Christianity in its world. This new edition fully reflects these developments and provides the reader with authoritative, lively and up-to-date access to the early Christian world. A quarter of the text is entirely new and the remaining essays have all been carefully revised and updated by their authors. Some of the new material relates to Christian culture (including book culture, canonical and non-canonical scriptures, saints and hagiography, and translation across cultures). But there are also new essays on: Jewish and Christian interaction in the early centuries; ritual; the New Testament in Roman Britain; Manichaeism; Pachomius the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. This new edition will serve its readers for many years to come.
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ISBN 9781138200074
Released NZ 24 Jul 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Series Routledge Worlds
Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays

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ISBN-13 9781138200074
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 24 Jul 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) Edited by Esler, Philip F.
Series Routledge Worlds
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
History Of Religion
Non-Christian Religions
Number of Pages 1250
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 270.1
Weight 2,608g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
NBS Text History: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education