Rise of Christianity A Sociologist Reconsiders History

ISBN-10: 0691027498
ISBN-13: 9780691027494
Edition: 1996
Authors: Rodney Stark
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Book details

List price: $78.50
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 6/2/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Stark questions the belief that Christianity started among the poor, arguing that an unusual number of converts came from the educated, cosmopolitan classes and that women were attracted to Christianity because of the respect and protection it offered.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Conversion and Christian Growth
The Class Basis of Early Christianity
The Mission to the Jews: Why It Probably Succeeded
Epidemics, Networks, and Conversion
The Role of Women in Christian Growth
Christianizing the Urban Empire: A Quantitative Approach
Urban Chaos and Crisis: The Case of Antioch
The Martyrs: Sacrifice as Rational Choice
Opportunity and Organization
A Brief Reflection on Virtue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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