The Emergence of Christianity / Edition 1

The Emergence of Christianity / Edition 1

by Cynthia White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313327998

ISBN-13: 9780313327995

Pub. Date: 10/30/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The ancient Romans believed that only proper polytheistic worship could maintain the pax Romana, or Roman Peace. In the first century A.D., a splinter sect of Judaism began to crack this wall, bringing upheaval, persecution, and conversion into the lives of Romans, Jews, Christians, and pagans. This exciting volume explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome

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The ancient Romans believed that only proper polytheistic worship could maintain the pax Romana, or Roman Peace. In the first century A.D., a splinter sect of Judaism began to crack this wall, bringing upheaval, persecution, and conversion into the lives of Romans, Jews, Christians, and pagans. This exciting volume explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian's reforms, and Constantine's eventual conversion to monotheism, which cemented Christianity's status as the official religion of Rome.

Supplemented by photos, primary document excerpts, biographies of key figures, a glossary, an annotated bibliography and an index, this volume is an ideal reference source for students and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313327995
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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