A History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age

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byArthur Cushman Mcgiffert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE WORK OF PAUL 1. The Roman World1 , Paul's field was the Roman Empire. If we would understand his career and rightly estimate the results accomplished by him, we must acquaint ourselves, at least to some extent, with the political, social, and religious conditions which prevailed within that empire in his day. In the middle of the first century the dominion of Rome extended from Britain to the African desert, and from the Atlantic to the Euphrates, embracing all the countries which .bordered upon the Mediterranean Sea.. This vast territory was divided into two parts, Italy and the provinces. In Italy lived the ruling nation; in the provinces, which were some thirty-five in number at the time in question,4 the subject peoples. One of the most striking facts about the empire is the heterogeneity of the elements of which it was composed. It was nothing less than a vast conglomerate. Within its borders were gathered peoples of the most diverse origin and history. This diversity was of course most marked in the provinces. In Italy the Romanizing process had been going on for 1See especially Marquardt: Riimische Staatsverwaltung; Mommsen : RS-' mitche Geschichte, Bd. V.: Die Provinzen von Caesar bis Diocletian (Eng. Trans. The Roman Provinces, in two volumes) ; Schiller: Geschichte <_ler20_romischen20_kaiserzeit2c_20_bd.20_i.3b_20_arnold3a_20_roman20_system20_of20_provincial20_administration3b_20_and20_friedlander3a_20_darstellungen20_aus20_tier20_sittengeschichte20_roms.20_220_at20_the20_time20_of20_claudius27_27_20_death20_28_5420_a.d.29_20_there20_were20_thirty-five20_provinces3b_20_seven20_in20_asia2c_20_five20_in20_africa20_28_cyrene20_and20_the20_island20_of20_crete20_constituting20_a20_single20_province29_2c_20_and20_twenty20_in20_europe2c_20_besides20_the20_insular20_provinces2c_20_cyprus2c_20_sicily2c_20_and20_sardinia.20_under20_nero20_the20_number20_was20_increased20_to... romischen="" _kaiserzeit2c_="" bd.="" _i.3b_="" _arnold3a_="" roman="" system="" of="" provincial="" _administration3b_="" and="" _friedlander3a_="" darstellungen="" aus="" tier="" sittengeschichte="" roms.="" 2="" at="" the="" time="" _claudius27_27_="" death="" _28_54="" _a.d.29_="" there="" were="" thirty-five="" _provinces3b_="" seven="" in="" _asia2c_="" five="" africa="" _28_cyrene="" island="" crete="" constituting="" a="" single="" _province29_2c_="" twenty="" _europe2c_="" besides="" insular="" _provinces2c_="" _cyprus2c_="" _sicily2c_="" sardinia.="" under="" nero="" number="" was="" increased="">

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE WORK OF PAUL 1. The Roman World1 , Paul's field was the Roman Empire. If we would understand hi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217159761

ISBN - 13:9780217159760

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