Christianity : How a Despised Sect from a Minority Religion Came to Dominate the Roman Empire

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2011
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

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Jonathan Hill charts the fascinating history of the first 400 years after the death of Christ in the development of Christianity. He shows how and why certain ideas triumphed over others; introduces the key figures, both within the faith and among its opponents, and their intellectual struggles; covers the main battles, often bitterly fought, both of ideas and of weapons; describes the lives of ordinary Christians and their worship and how each influenced the other.

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