Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 1, Origins to Constantine

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Contents

List of illustrations
ix
List of maps
x
List of contributors
xi
Preface
xiii
Acknowledgements
xxi
Roman emperors and bishops of Rome and Alexandria
xxii
List of abbreviations of primary and secondary sources
xxv
Jesus Christ foundation of Christianity
1
From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth
295
Overview the geographical spread of Christianity
302
Asia Minor and Achaea
314
Egypt
331
Syria and Mesopotamia
351
Gaul
366
North Africa
381
Rome
397

Galilee and Judaea in the first century
37
The Jewish diaspora
53
The Roman empire
69
Jewish Christianity
87
Gentile Christianity
103
Johannine Christianity
125
Social and ecclesial life of the earliest Christians
145
The emergence of the written record
177
Marcion and the canon
195
Selfdefinition visāvis the Jewish matrix
214
Selfdefinition visāvis the GraecoRoman world
230
Selfdifferentiation among Christian groups the Gnostics and their opponents
245
Truth and tradition Irenaeus
261
The selfdefining praxis of the developing ecclēsia
274
Institutions in the preConstantinian ecclēsia
415
Monotheism and creation
434
Monotheism and Christology
452
Ecclesiology forged in the wake of persecution
470
Towards a Christian paideia
485
Persecutions genesis and legacy
503
Church and state up to c300 CE
524
Constantine and the peace of the church
538
The first Council of Nicaea
552
Towards a Christian material culture
568
retrospect and prospect
586
Bibliographies
590
Index
683
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