The Origins of Christianity: A Historical Introduction to the New Testament

Paperback | August 1, 1994

bySchuyler Brown

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The life and death of Jesus of Nazareth and the beginnings of the movement which venerated him are of profound religious significance to Christian believers today. However, these events are also part of our common history and have had enormous influence on the development of Westerncivilization, They are, therefore, legitimate subjects of historical enquiry. The historical introduction to the New Testament investigates the foundation of the new religious movement in the life of Jesus, the experiences which acted as a catalyst on missionary activity after his death, the factors which led to a separation of the movement from Judaism, and the developmentof the ecclesiastical structure through which Christianity has influenced subsequent secular and religious history.

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The life and death of Jesus of Nazareth and the beginnings of the movement which venerated him are of profound religious significance to Christian believers today. However, these events are also part of our common history and have had enormous influence on the development of Westerncivilization, They are, therefore, legitimate subjec...

Schuyler Brown is at St Michael's College, Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198262078

ISBN - 13:9780198262077

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