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Published: 26 February 2009

288 Pages | 10 black and white half tone and 8 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195138030

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Early Christianity

A Brief History

Joseph H. Lynch

  • A thorough yet concise introduction to early Christianity
  • Assumes no prior knowledge on the part of students; suitable for both beginners and more advanced students
  • Suggested further readings, drawn from both ancient and modern sources, follow each chapter
  • Includes 8 custom-drawn maps and 10 photographs
  • Organized chronologically into four Parts: The Contexts of Early Christianity, Christianity in the Second and Third Centuries, The Creation of a Christian Empire, and Life in the Christian Empire
  • Each Part opens with a timeline to guide students
  • Features excerpts from ancient sources, including the New Testament, the Gospel of Thomas, The Didache, and the writings of Apuleius, Dio Chrysostom, Iranaeus, Fronto, Tacitus, and more