Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire / Edition 1

Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire / Edition 1

by Martin D. Goodman, Susan Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198263872

ISBN-13: 9780198263876

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a controversial and important new examination of the origins of Christian mission, set against the background of ancient Judaism and the pagan culture of the Roman Empire. The author invites a total reconsideration of the grounds for religious conversion in both Christianity and Judaism. He suggests that mission was not inherent to either early Judaism or

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This is a controversial and important new examination of the origins of Christian mission, set against the background of ancient Judaism and the pagan culture of the Roman Empire. The author invites a total reconsideration of the grounds for religious conversion in both Christianity and Judaism. He suggests that mission was not inherent to either early Judaism or Christianity, and was only sporadically practiced in antiquity by these religions. Clear, accessible, and displaying considerable scholarship, this book will provide an important challenge and a stimulus to both theologians and historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263876
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

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