The Birth Of Christianity

The Birth Of Christianity

Discovering What Happened In The Years Immediately After The Execution Of Jesus

eBook - 2010
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In this national bestseller, John Dominic Crossan, the world's leading expert on the historical Jesus, reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus' death. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Crossan shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose. He argues powerfully that Christianity would have happened with or without Paul and contends that Jesus' "resurrection" meant something vastly different for his early followers than it does for many traditional Christians today--what mattered was that his vision and movement remained alive when he died. Crossan's fresh view of Christian origins finally illuminates the mysterious period that set Western religious history in its decisive course.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2010
ISBN: 9780061978159
0061978159
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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