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Backgrounds of Early Christianity
by Everett Ferguson


Overview - Ferguson's authoritative students' introduction to the world of the early church has now been revised and expanded with new discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature'. Each section is clearly structured with its own bibliography.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ferguson's authoritative students' introduction to the world of the early church has now been revised and expanded with new discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature'. Each section is clearly structured with its own bibliography. Arranged thematically, chapters discuss the political background (looking at the political history of the Near East, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic kingdoms and Rome), society and culture (including the Roman military, social classes, slavery, relationships, morality, economy, entertainment, literature, art and architecture, clubs and associations), Hellenistic-Roman religions (cults, imperial cults, personal religions, Greek and eastern mysteries), Hellenistic-Roman philosophies, Judaism and Christianity.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802822215
  • ISBN-10: 0802822215
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: September 2003
  • Page Count: 648
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.53 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 pounds


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