The definitive text in early church history, Frend's The Rise of Christianity offers a vast, panoramic sweep of Christianity's first six centuries, from the dust of Palestine to the court of Justinian and the parting of Eastern and Western Christianity. With many maps, chronologies, and graphics, Frend's text is an engaging story but also an immensely learned and careful work of scholarship. Elegantly written. It is a marvelous reference work. It will become the standard church history of our time for scholar and novice alike.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)|
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Providing a history of the rise and development of the Christian doctrine and practice from Jesus (including pre-Christian background information) to the death of Pope Gregory I in AD 604. Frend offers a very readable and thorough account of the early church, giving an especially thoughtful explanation of the historical development of Christian theology. A