Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea

Geza Vermes

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Paperback. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.7in. x 0.9in.The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the worlds history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Through a forensic, brilliant reexamination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he wasa prophet recognizable as the successor to other Jewish holy men of the Old Testamentto what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of a major new religion. As Jesuss teachings spread across the eastern Mediterranean, hammered into place by Paul, John, and their successors, they were transformed in the space of three centuries into a centralized, state-backed creed worlds away from its humble origins. Christian Beginnings tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of early Christianity?s emergence


The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding.

Through a forensic, brilliant reexamination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he was?a prophet recognizable as the successor to other Jewish holy men of the Old Testament?to what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of a major new religion. As Jesus's teachings spread across the eastern Mediterranean, hammered into place by Paul, John, and their successors, they were transformed in the space of three centuries into a centralized, state-backed creed worlds away from its humble origins. Christian Beginnings tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.


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In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

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