Christian Origins

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Fortress Press, Mar 1, 2010 - 336 pages

 Dealing with a time when "Christians" were moving towards separation from the movement's Jewish origins, this inaugural volume of A People's History of Christianity tells "the people's story" by gathering together evidence from the New Testament texts, archaeology, and other contemporary sources. Of particular interest to the distinguished group of scholar-contributors are the often overlooked aspects of the earliest "Christian" consciousness: How, for example, did they manage to negotiate allegiances to two social groups? How did they deal with crucial issues of wealth and poverty? What about the participation of slaves and women in these communities? How did living in the shadow of the Roman Empire color their religious experience and economic values? 

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1
21
Map
22
Chapter 1
23
Chapter 2
47
Chapter 3
71
Chapter 4
94
Part 2
111
Chapter 7
162
Chapter 8
177
Part 3
199
Chapter 9
201
Chapter 10
221
Chapter 11
240
Chapter 12
261
Abbreviations
287

Chapter 5
113
Gallery
126
Chapter 6
138
Back Matter
289
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of The Message and the Kingdom (2002 with Neil Asher Siberman), Jesus and the Spiral of Violence (1992), and Jesus and the Empire (2002). 

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