9780060677015

The Rise of Christianity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060677015

  • ISBN10:

    0060677015

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/8/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

This "fresh, blunt, and highly persuasive account of how the West was won-for Jesus" (Newsweek) is now available in paperback. Stark's provocative report challenges conventional wisdom and finds that Christianity's astounding dominance of the Western world arose from its offer of a better, more secure way of life."Compelling reading" (Library Journal) that is sure to "generate spirited argument" (Publishers Weekly), this account of Christianity's remarkable growth within the Roman Empire is the subject of much fanfare. "Anyone who has puzzled over Christianity's rise to dominance...must read it." says Yale University's Wayne A. Meeks, for The Rise of Christianity makes a compelling case for startling conclusions. Combining his expertise in social science with historical evidence, and his insight into contemporary religion's appeal, Stark finds that early Christianity attracted the privileged rather than the poor, that most early converts were women or marginalized Jews-and ultimately "that Christianity was a success because it proved those who joined it with a more appealing, more assuring, happier, and perhaps longer life" (Andrew M. Greeley, University of Chicago).

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Excellent and convincing August 10, 2011
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This textbook makes a compelling case for the rise of Christianity due to its virtue, its culture changing ideas, and its impact to the respect of life in a violent era. The author is a long time student of the how of Christian social phenomenon. The reader of this textbook does not need to have a strong background in sociology to understand it - just a strong interest in the subject.
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