The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, A.D. 30-312 (Google eBook)

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Monarch Books, 2005 - History - 400 pages
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The Monarch History of the Church is an eight-volume series by world-renowned historians and theologians. Each volume offers an even-handed, comprehensive and readable assessment of the main strands of Christianity within its period. The first volume covers the period AD 30-312. During this time, the church experienced major challenges politically, culturally and intellectually, yet grew and defined itself in remarkable ways. Here is the story of Christianity's earliest shapers - men and women whose influence is still felt today.
  

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Review: The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, AD 30-312 (The Baker History of the Church #1)

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

I don't know were Davidson stands theologically but I did not like the way he handled church history here. He was especially un-conservative in his re-telling of New Testament period. Just OK. Read full review

Review: The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, AD 30-312 (The Baker History of the Church #1)

User Review  - Hayden - Goodreads

a bit simple, but perfect for people new to christian history. relies on acts a little much though with Paul, otherwise pretty solid read. Read full review

Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
6
The World of Jesus s First Followers
19
Spreading the News
51
Missionary Teacher Martyr
77
Being Christian
101
Israel Old and New
131
A Catholic Church?
153
Suffering for and Defending
189
Alexandrian Christianity and Its Legacy
249
Worship and Practice
271
Ministry and Morals
297
Faith and Politics
317
Looking Forward Looking Back
343
Time Line of Early Christianity
351
Notes
377
Index
389

Christian Thought in the West
225

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About the author (2005)

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IVOR J. DAVIDSON is Professor of Theology at the University of Otago. He has written extensively on the history and theology of the early church.

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