Where Did Christianity Come From?
Where Did Christianity Come From? surveys the first 150 years of Christianity. It looks for the environment in which Christianity began and traces the process by which Christianity emerged from it. The search follows clues given by familiar rites and institutions, especially by the central Christian sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist. The formation of Christianity involved both continuity and discontinuity with the original environment, symbolized by the death and resurrection of Jesus. This approach conveys new insights into the study of Christian origins.
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Two Intriguing Episodes
BAPTISM AND EUCHARIST
The Last Supper
Hillel and Galilee
The Galilee That Jesus Knew
JAMES PAUL AND PETER
The Heritage of James
The Formation of the New Testament
Admission and Exclusion
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