Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 February 2009

288 Pages | 15 photos & 12 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195138030

Bookseller Code (04)

Early Christianity

A Brief History

Joseph H. Lynch

This concise and engaging introduction examines the development of Christianity from its origins up through the year 620. Accessible to beginning students with no background in the subject, Early Christianity: A Brief History is also captivating reading for more advanced students. Opening with a look at the historical Jesus, the book continues on with coverage of the Jewish and Roman worlds in which Christianity arose. It then charts the extraordinary progress of Christianity, ranging from its status as a fringe sect in Judaism, to that of a dominant religion, up through the reign of Pope Gregory I. Chapters on society and culture and an epilogue on Muhammad and the rise of Islam are also included. Author Joseph H. Lynch integrates excerpts and quotations from a wide variety of ancient sources in order to engage students.