The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

by Bart D. Ehrman


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ISBN-13: 9781501136702
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 119,995
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Bart D. Ehrman is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity, and the author or editor of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestsellers Misquoting Jesus, How Jesus Became God, and The Triumph of Christianity. A Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has created eight popular audio and video courses for The Great Courses. He has been featured in Time, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on NBC, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, BBC, and NPR. His most recent book is The Triumph of Christianity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Time Line xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Beginning of the End: The Conversion of Constantine 13

Chapter 2 Back to the Beginning: The Conversion and Mission of Paul 39

Chapter 3 The Religious World of Conversion: Roman Paganism 74

Chapter 4 Reasons for the Christian Success 105

Chapter 5 Miraculous Incentives for Conversion 131

Chapter 6 The Growth of the Church 160

Chapter 7 Christians Under Assault: Persecution, Martyrdom, and Self-Defense 178

Chapter 8 The First Christian Emperor 217

Chapter 9 Conversion and Coercion: The Beginnings of a Christian Empire 243

Afterword Gains and Losses 279

Appendix 287

Notes 295

Index 323

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A boring, repetitive book. If you ever read anything about Jesus and the early Roman empire this book will put you to sleep !