Stock Image

Shapers of Early Christianity: 52 Biographies, A.D. 100-400

Worth, Roland H., Jr.

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0786429232 / ISBN 13: 9780786429233
Published by McFarland, Jefferson NC, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Row By Row Bookshop (Sugar Grove, NC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 17, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 36.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

A Fine copy in laminated pictorial hard covers. No dust jacket, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 035316

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shapers of Early Christianity: 52 ...

Publisher: McFarland, Jefferson NC

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

In 100 A.D., Christianity was practiced only by a small, oppressed minority. Three hundred years later, these facts had changed dramatically, and Christianity had gone beyond simple approval and acceptance to become one of the world's major religions. But this change did not happen easily. The imperial government of Rome, intellectual tradition and battles within the church itself influenced the transformation. Every viewpoint had its champions and opponents, some of whom had a decisive influence on what shape the church would take. Whether they were "defenders of the faith" or those whom history later labeled heretics, they were part of the early evolution of Christianity. Focusing on the years 100-400 A.D., this volume discusses the beliefs and behaviors of more than 50 key and representative figures who played a role in the transformation from primitive Christianity to early Medieval Catholicism. Beginning with the 2nd century Church, it examines the influence of imperial rulers such as Constantine, proponents of the intellectual tradition including Gregory of Neocaesaria and Julius Africanus, and early Bible translators such as Tatian, Origen and Jerome. The work provides an overview of each person's life and in-depth treatment of their influence on the controversies and issues that divided the community of faith over time. The process behind these divisions as well as the typical reactions of different personalities is also a part of this fascinating look at Christian history.

About the Author:

Roland H. Worth, Jr., is also the author of Messiahs and Messianic Movements through 1899 (2005), Congress Declares War (2004), Alternative Lives of Jesus (2003), World War II Resources on the Internet (2002), Biblical Studies on the Internet (2002), Secret Allies in the Pacific (2001) and Church, Monarch and Bible in Sixteenth Century England (2000). He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Row by Row Bookshop is a used and antiquarian bookstore with an emphasis on special topic non-fiction. The owners have over 25 years of bookselling experience. We currently only offer our selections online.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept checks or money orders in US dollars drawn on a US bank, MC, Visa and Paypal. While we welcome your telephone call, an advance e-mail allows us to process your order more efficiently.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping via media mail is $4.00 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional in the US. Shipping via Priority Mail in the US is $7.00 for the first book and $1.75 for each additional. We insure all purchases over $60.00 at our expense, insurance is available for other purchases upon request at $1.00 per item. PLEASE SPECIFY SHIPPING PREFERENCE. IF NO PREFERENCE IS SPECIFIED, BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED VIA MEDIA MAIL. Default (standard) shipping outside the US and Canada is International Priority flat rate envelope at $24.00. Please note that the rate for any other shipping choice than the default is an estimate and actual rate will be charged.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal