By Andrew S. Jacobs

Christianity in past due Antiquity, 300-450 C.E.: A Reader collects basic assets of the early Christian global, from the final "Great Persecution" lower than the Emperor Diocletian to the Council of Chalcedon within the mid-fifth century. in this interval Christianity rose to prominence within the Roman Empire, constructed new notions of sanctity and heresy, and unfold past the Mediterranean global. This reader contains average texts--from authors akin to Athanasius, Augustine, and Eusebius--in the latest translations and likewise comprises much less typical texts, a few of which seem in English translation for the 1st time. awarded of their entirety or in lengthy excerpts, the texts are prepared thematically and canopy such issues as orthodoxy, conversion, asceticism, and paintings and structure. The editors offer introductions for every bankruptcy, textual content, and picture, situating the decisions traditionally, geographically, and intellectually.
Christianity in past due Antiquity, 300-450 C.E.: A Reader highlights the ways that faith and tradition have been at the same time reworked in this the most important old interval. excellent for classes in Early Christianity, Christianity in past due Antiquity, and background of Christianity, this reader is a wonderful significant other to Bart D. Ehrman's After the recent Testament (OUP, 1998) and an outstanding source for scholars.

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