Birth of the Church : From Jesus to Constantine, AD 30-312

ISBN-10: 0801012708

ISBN-13: 9780801012709

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ivor J. Davidson

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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

List of Maps and Illustrationsp. 6
Prefacep. 7
In the Beginningp. 11
The World of Jesus's First Followersp. 19
Spreading the Newsp. 51
Paul: Missionary, Teacher, Martyrp. 77
Being Christianp. 101
Israel Old and Newp. 131
A Catholic Church?p. 153
External Pressures: Suffering for and Defending the Faithp. 189
Christian Thought in the Westp. 225
Alexandrian Christianity and Its Legacyp. 249
Worship and Practicep. 271
Ministry and Moralsp. 297
Faith and Politicsp. 317
Looking Forward, Looking Backp. 343
Time Line of Early Christianityp. 351
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 355
Notesp. 377
Indexp. 389
The Roman Empire around the middle of the first century A.D.p. 20
Palestine in the time of Jesusp. 37
The travels of Paulp. 79
Image of the apostle Paulp. 58
Sarcophagus of the Two Testaments from St. Paul's Basilica in Rome, showing scenes from the life of the apostle Peterp. 62
Modern-day Jerusalemp. 65
Some remains of ancient Antiochp. 66
A street in ancient Ephesusp. 85
Roman coin (A.D. 67) showing the emperor Nerop. 192
The Colosseum, Romep. 204
Amphitheater at Lyons, scene of Christian executions in A.D. 177p. 208
Part of ancient Carthagep. 211
Scene from a Roman catacombp. 236
Baptistery from Christian house at Dura-Europos, Syriap. 288
Depiction of Christ as the Good Shepherdp. 294
Scene from the third-century "Jonah sarcophagus," in the Museo Pio Cristiano, Vaticanp. 295
Roman coin (c. A.D. 290) showing the emperor Diocletianp. 335
The Milvian Bridge, near Rome, scene of Constantine's victory over Maxentius in A.D. 312p. 340
Example of Chi-Rho symbolp. 343
Part of statue of Constantine, in Romep. 344
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