Heritage of the First Christians

Heritage of the First Christians : Tracing Early Christianity in Europe

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This illustrated guide presents the current state of knowledge about the archaeological remains of Christianity from the 1st century to the 4th. Each topic is based on photographs of the key discoveries. The book shows from archaeological evidence how Christianity spread from the end of the New Testament to the time of Emperor Constantine, following in style and content from Alan Millard's "Treasures from Bible Times" and "Discoveries from the Time of Jesus". By the author of "Jesus: Life or Legend?".
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 195 x 240mm
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 colour photographs
  • 0745925448
  • 9780745925448

Table of contents

Part 1 Outwards from Jerusalem: ostia antica and the roads to Rome; Rome; Peter and his circle; Lyons and its martyrs; Trier - an early centre; a pious fleet - the Rhine; on British soil; London; Silchester and its baptistry; York and Constantine. Part 2 Back to Jerusalem: treasures of a new society; back to the continent; the edict of Milan; Rome's struggle for primacy; the Holy Land beckons; Constantine protects the sites; Jerusalem or Rome?.
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