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    DescriptionThe Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite, and lavishly-illustrated treatment of how a small movement formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. Situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts,the book charts the history of the first Christian centuries. The creation and perpetuation of Christian communities through means including mission and monasticism is then explored, as is the everyday experience of early Christians, through discussion of gender and sexuality, religious practice, communication and social structures. The intellectual (particularly theological) and artistic heritage of the period is fully considered, and a vivid picture provided of the internal and external challenges faced by early Christianity. With profiles of the most notable figures of the age, up-to-date coverage of the most important topics in the study of early Christianity and an invaluable collection of visual material., The Early Christian World is a comprehensive,a ccessible and indispensable resource for everyone studying this period.

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    The Early Christian World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Philip Francis Esler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1334
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 85 mm
    Weight: 3,674 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415241410
    ISBN 10: 0415241413

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC1
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 270.1
    B&T Approval Code: A13553025
    Ingram Subject Code: RLVH
    Libri: I-RLVH
    DC21: 270.1
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BR165 .E17 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    154 b&w photographs, 75 line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Philip F. Esler is Vice-Principle, Provost and Professor of Biblical Criticism at the University of St. Andrews. He is editor of Modelling Early Christianity and author of Galatians.
    Review quote
    'This is a splendid collection of essays by renowned scholars in the field that presents a coherent, authoritative and yet readable account of how a small Jewish sect became a major world religion ... A useful resource that any graduate or undergraduate library would do well to have on its shelves.' - Kenneth G.C. Newport, Theological Book Review 'The publishers of the Women's Source Library ... can only be applauded in their efforts to make these materials more generally available, and the series should be on the shelves of every serious library.' - Times Higher Education Supplement