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    DescriptionA thoroughly researched and vivid re-creation of one of the most critical periods in the history of Western religion The life of Jesus, and the subsequent persecution of Christians during the Roman Empire, have come to define what many of us know about early Christianity. The fervent debate, civil strife, and bloody riots within the Christian community as it was forming, however, is a story that is rarely told. Richard E. Rubenstein takes readers to the streets of the Roman Empire during the fourth century, where a divisive argument over the divinity of Jesus Christ was underway. Ruled by a Christian emperor, followers of Jesus no longer feared for the survival of their monotheistic faith, but they found themselves in different camps--led by two charismatic men--on the topic of Christian theology. Arius, an Alexandrian priest and poet, preached that Jesus, though holy, is less than God, while Athanasius, a brilliant and violent bishop, saw any diminution of Jesus' godhead as the work of the devil. Between them stood Alexander, the powerful Bishop of Alexandria, in search of a solution that would keep the empire united and the Christian faith alive.


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    Title
    When Jesus Became God
    Subtitle
    The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard E Rubenstein, Edited by Michelle Brook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156013154
    ISBN 10: 0156013150
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: THLTHOHTL
    B&T Approval Code: A13553025
    Ingram Subject Code: RLVH
    Libri: I-RLVH
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 273.4
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Edition statement
    Harvest.
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    10 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego, CA
    Review quote
    "[Rubenstein] has taken one of the major religious controversies of the early Christian church, a controversy that consumed its energies for most of the fourth century, and turned it into a flesh-and-blood encounter of real people that reads like an adventure story."-The Christian Science Monitor "A splendidly dramatic story . . . Rubenstein has turned one of the great fights of history into an engrossing story."-Jack Miles, The Boston Globe; author of God: A Biography