World Full of Gods The Strange Triumph of Christianity

ISBN-10: 0743200101
ISBN-13: 9780743200103
Edition: 2000
Authors: Keith Hopkins
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 8/8/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Keith Hopkins is a professor of ancient history at King's College, Cambridge, & a fellow of the British Academy. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Illustrations
Introduction
A World Full of Gods (Time travel in pagan Pompeii; the Roman context of Christianity)
Jews and Christians, or, How the Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found and Lost (Narrative and drama in three scenes about Jews, Christians, history, and us)
The Christian Revolution (Christian character and evolution: persecutors, martyrs, and bishops)
Jesus and His Twin Brother (Varieties of early Christianity; the apocryphal New Testament)
Magic, Temple Tales, and Oppressive Power (The time travelers continue: Egypt, Syria, and Ephesus)
Pagans vs. Christians vs. Jews (Competing stories in a semi-intellectual discussion of differences)
Recreating the Cosmos (Creation in Jewish, Gnostic, and Manichean thought)
Jesus and the New Testament, or, The Construction of a Sacred Hero (Jesus in the gospels and after)
Notes
Select Bibliography
Credits
Subject Index
Selective Index of Proper Names

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