Christians as the Romans Saw Them

ISBN-10: 0300098391

ISBN-13: 9780300098396

Edition: 2nd 2003

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This second edition, with a new preface by the author, offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.
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List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Pliny: A Roman Gentleman
The Making of a Roman Official
Travels of a Provincial Governor
A Christian Association
Offerings of Wine and Incense
Christianity as a Burial Society
Church or Political Club?
A Sense of Belonging
A Bacchic Society
An Obscure and Secret Association
The Piety of the Persecutors
Roman Religion and Christian Prejudice
The Practice of Religion
"We Too Are a Religious People"
Galen: The Curiosity of a Philosopher
Philosophy and Medicine
Christianity as a Philosophical School
The Practice of Philosophy
The Arbitrary God of Christians
Celsus: A Conservative Intellectual
Begging Priests of Cybele and Soothsayers
The Deficiencies of Christian Doctrine
Demythologizing the Story of Jesus
An Apostasy from Judaism
Religion and the Social Order
Porphyry: The Most Learned Critic of all
In Defense of Plato
The Jewish Scriptures
The Christian New Testament
Philosophy from Oracles
The Religion of the Emperor
Jesus not a Magician
An Unreasoning Faith
Julian the Apostate: Jewish Law and Christian Truth
The Emperor's Piety
Greek Education and Christian Values
Against the Galilaeans
The Tribal God of Jews and Christians
An Apostasy from Judaism
Suggestions for Further Reading
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